2003 1/20 oz Gold Lunar Year of the Goat BU (Series I)

2003 1/20 oz Gold Lunar Year of the Goat BU (Series I)

The Perth Mint is known worldwide for their popular lunar series, which began in 1996. This 2003 edition features the goat and contains 1/20 oz of .9999 fine Gold. This small Gold coin has a limited mintage of just 17,892 coins.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1/20 oz of .9999 fine Gold.
  • Each coin comes in a plastic capsule.
  • Obverse: The Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II along with the monetary denomination.
  • Reverse: The 2003 Gold Lunar Year of the Goat features a goat walking through grass, designed by Travis Farley.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government.

Add an attractive gift box to your order.

The birth years for people ruled by the 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. Celebrate those traits by adding the 2003 1/20 oz Gold Lunar Year of the Goat to your cart today!

The Gold Perth Lunar Series I is a beautiful collection featuring every animal from the Chinese Lunar Calendar and was in production from 1996 until 2007. The coins were minted in a wide array of sizes including 1/20 oz, 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, 1 oz, 2 oz, 10 oz and 1 kilo and contain .999 fine Gold.

The Gold Perth Series I features a different animal every year, starting with the mouse in 1996 then 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. The Perth Mint also produced a Silver Lunar series featuring the same animal as the Gold coins, however, the 2006 Gold Year of the Dog coin is unique from its Silver counterpart: the Gold features a beagle whereas the Silver coin depicts a German shepherd.

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.
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2003 1/20 oz Gold Lunar Year of the Goat BU (Series I)
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A stunning coin, just beautiful, although a little smaller than I thought it would be. Best price I found for any 1/20 coin. I will buy more of these if I start getting my delivery problems worked out.

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