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The 2015 Year of the Goat silver coin is part of the Perth Mint’s Australian Lunar Series II collection.
The obverse portrays the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. The reason for picturing Her Majesty the Queen stems from Australia’s membership of the United Kingdom’s Commonwealth of Nations. By being a member of the Commonwealth, Australia has Queen Elizabeth II as its reigning constitutional monarch. Above the Queen’s effigy is the text “ELIZABETH II” and “AUSTRALIA”. Inscribed below the effigy is the weight "1 oz", the purity of the coin "999 SILVER", the year of mintage 2015, and denomination "1 DOLLAR", and the designer’s initials “IRB” – Ian Rank-Broadley.
The reverse displays three goats. Inscribed above them is the Chinese character for “goat”. Below the goats is the text “Year of the Goat” and to the left is the letter “P” which stands for Perth Mint.
Australian Lunar silver coin - Year of the Goat
The Chinese lunar calendar is today used by many for Taoist cosmology. It is believed that, depending on the year of the zodiac when a person is born, a special relationship exists between the person’s personality and the animal that constitutes part of the Chinese zodiac. The animals in the zodiac are supposed to be of symbolic nature, where each animal is a representation of a specific group of characteristics and traits that can be found in every human being. There are twelve animals in the Chinese zodiac, each of them being celebrated once every twelve years, with the year 2015 belonging to the goat.
Those born in the year of the goat are said to be gentle, compassionate and most often calm. This makes them particular good caregivers as they enjoy looking after others. They are a reserved type of people who cherish peace and quiet, and although they take pleasure in the company of others, they will most likely favour the sidelines instead of being at the centre of attention. Their soothing and easygoing nature stems from their ability to be comfortable in their own mind. Creative and artistic, a person born in the year of the goat is perceived to have a natural talent for craftsmanship, and usually needs an occupation that will allow plenty of freedom. On the other hand, they tend not to be very well-organised, as their time will be absorbed in their thoughts and imagination. People born in the year of the goat are most likely to be warm, loving and kind-hearted, and will usually easily forgive and rarely hold grudges. These qualities make them great individuals in social circles. It can therefore be seen that the Australian Silver Lunar Year of the Goat coin is an ideal gift for whoever you love or respect, since giving a Silver Lunar coin means that you are showing affection by immortalising the person’s year of birth and particular virtues in pure and precious silver artwork.
|1 oz Australian Lunar Year of the Goat 2015 Silver Coin||Silver weight|
|Weight||Nominal||Diameter in mm||Sample||Weight in g||Grams||Ounces|
|1 oz||1 dollar||45.6||999||31.13461||31.10347||1|