Queensland Mint is proud to present the 2015 1oz Lunar Series Year of the Goat Gold Coin from The Perth Mint.
PLEASE NOTE: The capsule for this coin is cracked, but the coin itself is untouched.
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 9999 Fine Gold
- Australian Legal Tender with government backed purity guarantee and face value of $100
- Protective plastic capsule
- Limited Mintage of 30,000
Reverse depicts an adult male goat standing on a ridge in a stylised mountain scene. The Chinese character for ‘goat’ and the inscription ‘Year of the Goat’ also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
Obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2015 year-date, and the monetary denomination are shown.
Condition: Brilliant Uncirculated
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