2015 Australia 2 oz Gold Lunar Goat BU

2015 Australia 2 oz Gold Lunar Goat BU

These striking 2015 2 oz Gold coins, produced by Perth Mint, celebrate the Year of the Goat and are dated to commemorate the event. The Year of the Goat only comes around once every 12 years, so this design is not likely to be seen again.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 2 oz of .9999 pure Gold.
  • Each coin comes in a plastic capsule.
  • Obverse: The Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, purity and face value.
  • Reverse: Adult male goat standing on a ridge in a stylized 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.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government.

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

Those born under the influence of the goat (1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 and 2015) are said to be elegant, charming, artistic, gifted and calm. Add this 2 oz Gold coin to your cart today!

The Gold Perth Lunar Series II is one of the most beautiful and popular coin series in the world. The Lunar Series II was introduced in 2008, following the success of the first series, and will end in 2019. The coins are minted in a wide variety of sizes, including 1/20 oz, 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, 1 oz, 2 oz, 10 oz and 1 kilo. When the second series was introduced, the metal purity was increased from .999 fine to .9999 fine Gold.

The Gold Perth Lunar Series II features a different animal every year, starting with the mouse 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 Silver Perth Lunar Series II has also been released each year since 2008, the Gold and Silver editions feature different designs on the reverse.

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.

The Perth Mint was established in 1899, two years before the federation of Australia in 1901. Initially, the mint was established to refine the large amounts of Gold coming in from deposits in Western Australia including Coolgardie, Kalgoorlie and Murchison. The mint also produced Gold sovereigns and half sovereigns to be circulated throughout Britain. Although Australia became an independent nation in 1901, the Perth Mint remained under the purview 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 2 oz Gold Lunar Goat BU
2015 Australia 2 oz Gold Lunar Goat BU
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very good

By  Dan

from FL

5.0

I like it. It is pretty

Beautiful coin but capsule annoys me.

By  platty

from Ky

5.0

I've bought several silver items from Apmex but this was my first gold purchase. I bought this and the 2 oz Year of the Horse coin. Both coins are beautiful, but I kind of have a gripe with these plastic capsules that many of my purchases are housed in. I don't know what the deal is with those. It's like they are re-used or something. I can easily replace it but that's not the point. As much as these coins cost, the least Apmex can do is put them in good condition capsules that don't have cracks or chips in them.

2oz are the way to go!

By  Andrae

from DC

5.0

Great piece. Feels good in hand. I took it out the capsule it came with because of the slight rattle that comes in all Austrailian coins (though not a Biggy). I just prefer the tight no give feel. The 40mm air-tite with black ring is perfect. Enjoy.

Pros

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

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