The Perth Mint recently announced their eagerly anticipated 2015 Lunar Goat will be available for purchase on 2nd September. As part of the Lunar Series II, the silver goat is an essential piece of the formidable 12-coin collection and promises excellent market value for investors.
The Australian Lunar Series commemorates the astrological calendar that originated in China over 2600 years ago and continues to hold mystical importance to believers in the modern age.
Each of the 12 animals that feature in the Chinese lunar calendar are representative of personality traits and characteristics of people born under the influence of that particular star sign. 2015 see the year of the goat and people born in the years of 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 and 2015, are said to be elegant, charming and creatively gifted.
Limited numbers of silver lunar coins
The Lunar Series II is a classic collectors box-set, principally because the Perth Mint only manufacture limited numbers for each denomination each year. The Lunar goat has been minted in three different size coins as follows:
- 1 kilo = 500
- 1 ounce = 5000
- ½ ounce = 8000
In addition, 1000 three-coin box-sets have been produced featuring coins weighing one ounce, two ounce or half ounce. Containing a 99.9% purity, the silver Lunar coins promise to be valuable assets for any coin collection or investment portfolio.
2015 Lunar goat design
The Perth Mint 2015 Lunar Goat also features a charming design which takes conceptual design cues from last year’s Lunar Horse. The 2015 edition features a family of long-haired goats standing in a field. In the forefront is a kid goat chewing on grass whilst the parents stand over their offspring looking out into the distance. Leaves and branches of a tree creep in from the left border and tufts of grass determine the goats are in a field rather than the mountains like the Lunar Goat Gold Coin.
The reverse side of the coin also has the Chinese symbol for the year of the goat with the words written in English adorning the bottom curve of the coin. Beneath the grass and tree to the left of the coin is the letter “P”, the mintmark indicating the coins are produced by the Perth Mint.
On the obverse side of the coins is the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II which was designed by Ian Rank-Broadley in 1997. The familiar image has appeared on circulated British coins and commonwealth coins since 1998.
The Perth Mint has reported they have sold out of the silver Lunar Goat 2015, but pre-orders being made by reputable online stores such as CoinInvest GmbH. To make sure you get hold of your collectible silver lunar bullion, place your order at the earliest convenience to save disappointment. The 2015 silver Lunar Goat represents an excellent investment and with extremely limited numbers available will not be easy to obtain if you leave it too late.