For 2015, the Perth Mint's internationally renowned Australian Lunar Gold Coin Series II celebrated the Year of the Goat, the eighth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.
These superb quality releases are perfect for people born in "goat" years - 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 and in 2015 - who are regarded as mild mannered, pessimistic, shy and sympathetic. Personality traits like creativity, dependability, calmness and intelligence help to make them very charming to be with.
The reverse of each coin depicts an adult, male goat standing on a ridge with stylized mountains in the background. The Chinese character for "goat" and the inscription "Year of the Goat" also appear in the design along with The Perth Mint's traditional "P" mintmark, the year and weight. As well as appealing to gold coin collectors, these outstanding releases also make great gifts for people born in any year "ruled" by the Chinese lunar goat.
|Ian Rank-Broadley (obverse)|
|Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II with the words "Elizabeth II Australia 5 Dollars 1/20 oz 9999 Gold 2015"|
|An adult male goat standing on a ridge with stylized mountains in the background and the words "Year of the Goat" the Perth "P" mintmark and the Chinese symbol for goat|