2015 Australia 1/2 oz Silver Lunar Goat BU

2015 Australia 1/2 oz Silver Lunar Goat BU

Since 1999, the Perth Mint's lunar series has seen immense success. This 2015 fractional Silver Year of the Goat coin is no different, with its one-of-a-kind design and .999 fine Silver content.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1/2 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 1/2 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 1/2 oz Silver Lunar Goat BU
2015 Australia 1/2 oz Silver Lunar Goat BU
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If you see it and you like it buy it.

By  Hunter

from ,co

5.0

Because it's great.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Recognized Brand

Design is ok, but detail is great

By  Goshen

from Wherever I May Roam

5.0

Not the biggest fan of the design, but the detail is great. Good luck counterfeiting this level of detail. Great return on investment, if that's what you're looking for; great returns, even if silver is declining. Great store of value from the best mint & annual series worldwide.

Pros

  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Nice coin

By  Big Hoss

from Tampa, FL

5.0

Just picked up a few of these and didn't know if I was going to like them. One I got them I must admit they look pretty good. Wish I got more! One again like always my transaction with APMEX was fast and flawless!

Pros

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

These come in a factory capsule.

By  A coin collector.

from Arkansas

5.0

I like the Australia's lunar designs the best.. At the time I bought these two half ounce coins cost less than the one ounce.

Pros

  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Attractive Design
  • Recognized Brand
  • Mint Condition

Great coin.

By  Marc

from ATL

5.0

I own all of the lunar series 2 coins to date. They are slightly higher premium but once you get them and compare to other coins you really see how much more beautiful they are. You get what you pay for. Apmex is great. Coins came in beautiful box that can be reused. Well packaged and flawless coins.

Pros

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

Go for the goat

By  Tom

from upstate NY

5.0

This is the first coin I bought from the Perth mint, which I bought so that I'd be entered in the Perth mint giveaway contest. No complaints.

Pros

  • Nice Coin Case
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition

Great Buy.. will buy more

By  Silverstack

from Palm Beach Fl.

5.0

Lunar coins are the best coins I can get for the price. Great job APMEX

Pros

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

Perth Mint

By  JJ

from Traverse City MI

5.0

The possibility to win the trip to Perth Mint.

Pros

  • Easy to Sell
  • Recognized Brand
  • Mint Condition

Cons

  • Unattractive Design

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