2015 Australia 5 oz Silver Lunar Goat BU

2015 Australia 5 oz Silver Lunar Goat BU

Celebrate 2015 as the Year of the Goat with this 5 oz Silver Australian Year of the Goat coin produced by the Perth Mint. Each coin features a one-of-a-kind design minted in high quality .999 fine Silver.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 5 oz of .999 Silver.
  • Each coin comes in a plastic capsule.
  • Obverse: The Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, purity of .999 fine Silver and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse.
  • Reverse: A family of goats in a stylized rural scene with the Chinese character for ‘goat’ and the inscription ‘Year of the Goat’, along with the Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government.

Protect your Silver coin in style by adding an attractive display box to your order.

This Year of the Goat coin would make a great addition to any lunar collection. Add this spectacular 2015 5 oz Silver Year of the Goat coin to your cart today!

The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar goat include 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 and 2015. Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be elegant, charming, artistic, gifted and calm.

The Silver Mint Perth Lunar Series II is one of the most widely sought after collections in production today. The collection is a beautiful tribute to the Chinese Lunar Calendar and was introduced in 2008, following the popularity of the first Silver series release in 1999, and will end in 2019. The coins come in sizes of 1/2 oz, 1 oz, 2 oz, 5 oz, 10 oz, 1/2 kilo and 1 kilo and all contain .999 fine Silver.

The Silver Perth Lunar Series II features a different animal every year, starting with the mouse coin in 2008 followed by the ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. The obverse features the profile of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as captured by Raphael Maklouf. Although the Gold Perth Lunar Series II has also been released each year since 2008, the Gold and Silver editions feature differing designs.

The Lunar Series is based on the ancient 12-year Chinese lunar calendar, which dates back to 2,600 B.C. The Lunar Calendar is steeped in tradition and symbolism. Based on the appearance of the moon, the Lunar Calendar associates a different animal with each year in the 12-year cycle. These animals are said to have a profound influence on the personalities of people born under their rule.

Established in 1899, the Perth Mint predates the federation of Australia by two years. The mint was initially established for two reasons: to refine the vast amounts of Gold flooding in from various areas of Western Australia and to produce Gold sovereigns and half sovereigns to be used throughout Great Britain. Although Australia became an independent nation in 1901, the Perth Mint remained under the authority of the British crown until 1970. Following a 1987 State Act of Parliament, Gold Corporation, a company entirely owned by the Government of Western Australia, was established and mandated to operate the Perth Mint to market their Gold, Silver and Platinum Australian coins overseas.

The Perth Mint is also known for its outstanding quality and industry-leading creations. In 1957, the mint produced a 13 oz proof “plate” of .999999 fine Gold, the highest purity ever achieved. In 2011, they created the world’s largest, heaviest and most valuable Gold coin, containing .9999 fine Gold and weighing 2,231 pounds, that was worth $53.5 million (AUD) at the time of minting.
Customer Reviews of 2015 Australia 5 oz Silver Lunar Goat BU
2015 Australia 5 oz Silver Lunar Goat BU
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Very impressed!

By  Casey R

from South Florida, USA

5.0

I own some America the Beautiful 5 Oz bullion coins, and very much enjoy the large sized coins. I was impressed with the 1 Oz silver Perth Mint lunar coins, so figured I would buy the 5 Oz version. First of all, comes in a custom fit plastic capsule so you don't have to worry about handling it. It is in PERFECT condition. I mean PERFECT! Not a scratch, handling mark, or anything. It has a smaller diameter than the 5 Oz ATB coins but is MUCH thicker. I'm a new fan of the Perth Mint lunar coins. I'll be buying all different sizes for years to come. APMEX had the best prices, and the fastest delivery by far. I continue to be be impressed by APMEX!

Pros

  • Unique Size
  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition
  • Easy to Sell
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Recognized Brand

Stunning!

By  Casey R

from South Florida, USA

5.0

Bought this 5 Oz Lunar Goat because I've seen how previous years have appreciated in value and also because I'm a fan of the 5 Oz US Mint ATB series. Perth Mint sure knows how to mint a large coin! It is unbelievable! The coin is absolutely PERFECT. Not a flaw to be seen. The detail on it is remarkable as well. I now look forward to getting the Lunar series in many different sizes. As always, APMEX was amazing in shipping efficiency, and packaging of my order.

Pros

  • Recognized Brand
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition
  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell
  • Comes In Air Tite

Nice Lunar Coin

By  John H.

from California

5.0

I collect lunar coins to add a little numismatic value to my stack. These are beautiful coins. The Australian Mint's craftsmanship is world class and this coin shows the craftsmanship in the intricate details of the coin.

Pros

  • Recognized Brand
  • Mint Condition
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell
  • Collectible (lower mintage)

VALUE-ADDED 2015 GOAT!!

By  Bob16

from Lakewood Ranch, FL

5.0

The 5-ounce, 2015 Perth Mint Lunar Goat is of EXCEPTIONAL value!! This coin has REMARKABLE DESIGN characteristics which add to the future value of this coin!! Be SMART and recognize that ALL the Perth Mint Lunar Series (I and II) will be "highly collected" in future generations; and, that you will have entered the market with a sophisticated purchase early on in this game of "Prized Collectibles"!! APMEX "delivers" (QUALITY) once again!!

Pros

  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Recognized Brand
  • Mint Condition
  • Investment Grade
  • Easy to Sell

Beautiful Piece, Great addition to any c

By  Big G

from Austin, Tx

5.0

Bought this piece at this time to enter the contest. Always wanted to visit Australia. Fingers Crossed!

Pros

  • Recognized Brand
  • Attractive Design
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Mint Condition

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