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The 2015 Lunar Goat 1oz Gold Coin

Part of the Perth Mint's incredible Lunar Series II collection, the 2015 1oz goat gold coin celebrates the year of the goat in the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The limited circulation coin has a gold content of 99.99 per cent which together with its numismatic value makes the Lunar Goat 1oz Gold 2015 an essential coin for collectors and investors alike.

Why buy the 2015 Lunar Goat 1oz Gold Coin?

The gold coins are an exquisite piece of the Perth Mint's excellent Lunar Series II and promise to deliver an excellent return on investment. Each year, a limited number of coins are minted for circulation thus are highly sought after coins that collectors will be willing to pay a handsome fee for.

As an investment there are few bullion coins that match the Lunar Series II, and the 2015 year of the goat is no exception. With only 30,000 one ounce coins made available to the public, the coins are in high demand. Although the Perth Mint will produce other denominations (1kg, ½ kg, 2 oz. ½ oz. ¼ oz. 1/10 oz. and 1/20 oz.) in unlimited numbers depending on demand, manufacturing of Lunar Goat coins will end in December 2015.

The Lunar Series II gold coins make thoughtful gifts for a loved one and present a great financial opportunity in years to come. The goat is the lunar sign for people born in the years 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 and 2015. The Chinese say that people born under the influence of the goat are easy-going, charming and gifted.

Design of the Lunar Goat Coin

The beautifully crafted coin is engraved with a single male adult goat standing with its hooves on a rock with stylised mountains in the background. The exquisite design is extremely detailed. The goat's ruffled coat is clearly visible and the black shading around the bottom of the horns add a touch of class. The reverse of the coin also features the Chinese symbol which depicts the year of the goat together with the words written in English along the bottom curve.

The obverse side features the familiar effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II designed by Ian Rank-Broadley together the country of origin, the year of issue and the value of 100 Australian dollars, although in the current economic climate the coins are much more valuable. The obverse of the coins also show the weight in oz and the .9999 gold purity.

History of the Lunar Coins

The Perth Mint's Lunar Series II started in 2008 with the year of the mouse – although in the Chinese Lunar Calendar, the celebrated animal is the rat. Each of the coins is steeped in over 2600 years of tradition marking the astrological believes of the ancient Chinese. Even today, there is a strong belief that people born under the rule of a particular animal harbour specific personality traits and characteristics.

The Lunar II Series follows on from the success of the original Lunar Series that began in 1996 although arguably have better and more detailed designs – but this is really a matter of personal taste. The Lunar goat appeals to investors and collectors for their rarity and symbolism. With only 12000 coins in total being minted covering three denominations, 1 oz, ¼ oz. and 1/10 oz the lunar coins are in short supply and high demand. In addition 1500 special three-coin box sets were produced.

Security of gold Lunar Goat coins

The Perth Mint is recognised as one of the leading mint's in the world and produce some of the finest gold bullion in circulation. The advanced minting techniques use the latest technologies and protect Lunar Goat 1oz Gold coins against counterfeit - thus ensuring the protection and security of your investment. The gold coins are manufactured to the highest standards and presented in an elegant oval-shaped display case with a glossy timber-effect lid and despatched with a numbered certificate of authenticity.

Buying and selling 1oz Lunar gold coins

As a leading dealer in gold bullion products, StoneX Bullion buy and sell Lunar Goat coins at highly competitive rates. To purchase your gold lunar coins add to your basket by clicking on the orange strip in the volume pricing section. If we have the coin in stock, we will endeavour to send your purchase to you at the earliest convenience, but you should allow at least 10 working days for delivery as some bank transfers do not reach us for up to 7 days depending on your bank and country of residence.

If you have any 2015 Lunar Goat gold coins for sale, do not hesitate to contact a member of our friendly staff who will be happy to discuss a price with you and prepare a fixed fee offer for a limited time only. We will send you confirmation of the offer by email.

Country: Australia
Product number: 101140
Series: Lunar II
Mint: The Perth Mint Australia
Mintage: 30 000
Purity: 999.9/1000
Diameter, mm: 39.34
Thickness, mm: 2.50
Face value: 100
Currency: Australian Dollar
Product packaging: Plastic capsule
Bulk packaging: 20 foiled, 100 per box
1 The weight displayed is the fine metal content of the item. It does not reflect the actual weight of the product which may be higher.
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