Queensland Mint is proud to present the 2015 1oz Australian Lunar Series Goat Silver Brilliant Uncirculated Coin from The Perth Mint.
Reputedly the oldest chronological record in history, the ancient Chinese Lunar Calendar dates back beyond 2,600 BC. Based on the appearance of the new moon, it associates a different animal with each year in the 12-year lunar cycle.
According to legend, the order of the animals in Chinese astrology was determined by their race across a river. Unknown to the ox, the mouse hitched a ride on its back, leaping to victory at the very last second. The tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig followed the quick-thinking mouse and the flabbergasted ox to dry land.
In Chinese culture, each animal is believed to influence the personality of the people born under its ‘rule’. The goat is the eighth sign of the Chinese zodiac. The goat is a symbol of independence and curiosity and those born under the influence of the sign are said to be elegant, charming, artistic, gifted and calm. People born in the Year of the Goat are artistic, kind, inspired, very empathetic, and naturally creative. They appreciate beauty in all its forms and have a tendency to be introspective.
- Contains 1oz 999 Fine Silver
- Australian Legal Tender with government backed purity guarantee and face value of #specs_Denomination#
- Protective plastic capsule
- Mintage 300,000
Reverse depicts a family of three goats standing in a stylised rural scene. The Chinese symbol associated with the year of the Goat is also present in the reverse.
Obverse depicts the effigy Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II. Lettering "ELIZABETH II," "AUSTRALIA," "1 DOLLAR".
Condition: Brilliant Uncirculated
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