2015 Australia 1/2 oz Gold Lunar Goat BU

2015 Australia 1/2 oz Gold Lunar Goat BU

These magnificent 2015 1/2 oz Gold coins, produced by Perth Mint, celebrate the Year of the Goat and are dated to commemorate the event!

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1/2 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 of .9999 fine Gold and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse.
  • Reverse: Each Gold coin features an 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.
Add an attractive display box to your order.

This spectacular 2015 1/2 oz Gold Lunar Year of the Goat is available at a lower price point than its full ounce counterpart. Add this newest release from the Perth Mint 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 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 1/2 oz Gold Lunar Goat BU
2015 Australia 1/2 oz Gold Lunar Goat BU
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Attractive Perth Lunar coin

By  Bob

from Jersey City, USA

5.0

Looking at gold coins of the past, one can not fail to notice that most of these coins were a tiny fraction of an ounce, like 1/10 or 1/4 of an ounce. The popularity of one ounce coins of today is a historical anomaly. That is one oaf the reasons why I prefer to buy 1/2 oz coins versus 1 oz coins. Interestingly, one can occasionally buy two 1/2 oz Lunar series coins for less than the price of a 1 oz Lunar series coin. That is strange but true anyway. One more reason to pay attention to 1/2 oz coins. As it has been said many times, the Perth Lunar series of coins is the highest quality bullion product on the market. The premium over spot is not the lowest, but still very reasonable. Although I prefer the pictures of animals to pictures of dead politicians on coins, I admire the Canadian mint which issues many interesting gold coins depicting important historic events instead of animals. The Canadians follow the leadership of France which has regularly issues coins commemorating important historic events not only in French history but also in world history.

Pros

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

"The Male Ram without Spot", a whopping 30.6MM Collectable

By  BruceH

from Montana

5.0

"The Male Ram without Spot" ...put your money in something SOLID. This handsome 1/2 Oz Coin is 30.6MM diameter, that's bigger than many popular 1 Oz coins (and size does matter). This Ram is a manly, handsome coin with superb Perth Quality, and it's larger in diameter than a 1 Oz Gold Maple Leaf -amazing! This one is sure to be a collectable.

Pros

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

Wow! What a coin!

By  Mark

from Texas

5.0

This is a beautiful coin! I wasn't sure how big a 1/2 ounce coin would be. It's bigger than a united states quarter. This is my first gold coin and I love it. Thanks Apmex!

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition

Great Detail, Beautifully Rendered

By  Kevin

from Joliet IL

5.0

This is another gorgeous coin from the Perth Mint, and exhibits the attention to detail they are known for. The Perth Mint Lunar series gold coins are larger in diameter than any other bullion series' so their designs really show well. This is certainly the best-looking goat you'll see. Apmex packaging was very secure and the shipping was very fast as usual.

Pros

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

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