The Year of the Horse has concluded, and the Perth Mint is now producing bullion coins for the Year of the Goat. The 2015 2 oz Silver Australian Goat is one of the signature coins from the mint’s Year of the Goat series, which includes coins in various weights in both gold and silver. This year’s coin has a brand new design with intricate details that make it a must have for commemorative collectors everywhere. The coins also contain 2 troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- There were 40,365 coins struck in this weight in 2015.
- Eighth release in the Lunar Series II program from the Perth Mint!
- Celebrates the Year of the Goat!
- Ships in a plastic capsule to protect the coin’s condition.
- Consist of two troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- Face value of $2 (AUD) is fully backed by Australia’s government.
- Includes a unique Year of the Goat design for 2015.
- Available as a Brilliant Uncirculated specimen.
- Coins have legal tender status under Australia’s Currency Act of 1965.
The 2015 2 oz. Silver Australian Goat is part of the Perth Mint’s Lunar Series 2. In the Chinese Zodiac, the Year of the Goat includes the following birthdates: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, and 2015. The goat is the eighth animal in the Chinese Zodiac. Those individuals born during the Year of the Goat are said to be shy, sympathetic, and calm.
The Perth Mint previously produced a Year of the Goat coin for their Lunar Series 1 in 2003. This year’s design, however, was created by Natasha Muhl. Her image includes a family of long-haired goats grazing in their natural habitat. One goat has its head down, grazing in the grass, while the other two have their heads raised in vigilance.
On the opposite side of the coin is Ian Rank-Broadley’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. While investors can purchase this coin in brilliant, uncirculated condition, the Government of Australia deems this coin legal tender with a face value of $2.
Muhl’s image of the goat family is featured on the reverse side of the coin. Above her image is the Chinese character for “goat,” with the phrase “Year of the Goat” below. On the obverse side, Rank-Broadley’s image of Queen Elizabeth II is featured with the words “Elizabeth II, Australia” stamped above, and the weight, purity, value, and minting year stamped below.
The Perth Mint is the last remaining mint constructed during Australia’s gold rush in the 19th century. The Perth Mint was the final mint constructed by the Royal Mint of London to handle refinement and production of gold bullion in what was then the colony of Australia. The Sydney Mint and Melbourne Mint (1855 and 1872) both opened before the Perth Mint, but have since closed.
All of our 2 oz Silver Australian Goat coins are packaged safely and will ship in their mint sealed packaging. To learn more about the 2015 2 oz Silver Year of the Goat coins, you can get in touch with one of our support agents by calling us at 1-888-989-7223. We are also available online through live chat and email as an alternative.