Produced by the Perth Mint of Australia, the Year of the Goat Silver Typeset Collection has been released as part of the mint’s Lunar Series II.
The collection celebrates the eighth animal in the Chinese zodiac — the goat — and each coin is composed of .999 fine silver, including proof, gilded, colorized and bullion finishes.
The obverse features Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, the current reigning monarch of Australia. ELIZABETH II and AUSTRALIA are inscribed, along with the composition and year of mintage.
Aside from different finishes, the reverse of each coin features a family of three goats in front of a rural setting. YEAR OF THE GOAT is inscribed below.
Add to your Chinese zodiac assortment with a Year of the Goat Typeset Collection, now available at Provident Metals.
About the Year of the Goat
The Year of the Goat includes the following birthdates: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 and 2015. People born in the Year of the Goat are said to be shy, sympathetic, elegant, artistic and calm.
About the Perth Mint
The Perth Mint was founded in 1899 after gold was discovered in local Australian deposits. The newly-established mint struck gold and silver sovereigns until Great Britain abandoned the gold standard in 1931.
The mint remained under British ownership until July of 1970, when it ceded to the state government of Western Australia. Today, the Perth Mint produces nearly all of the nation’s legal tender bullion coins in its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.
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|Metals Purity||.999 Fine Silver|
|Product Series||Perth Mint Lunar Series II|