Sunday, March 2, 2014

2015 Year of the Goat Coins (Lunar Series) from Perth Mint (Gold/Silver)


2003 Perth Mint Year of the Goat Lunar Gold Coin
We are probably still 6-7 months away from the launch of the 2015 'Year of the Goat' Lunar Series Coin from Perth Mint, but thought I would share the descriptions for the two bullion designs (Gold & Silver) that will be available to purchase later this year. Here is a preview of what we can expect (my emphasis on the design descriptions):

2015 Gold Year of the Goat - Bullion Coins

The design on the 2015 Gold Year of the Goat (10kg, 1kg, 10oz, 2oz, 1oz, 1/2oz, 1/4oz, 1/10oz, 1/20oz) bullion coins, consists of a pattern of lines forming a circle immediately inside the rim, surrounding a representation of a goat, and a landscape featuring rocky ground, grass and stylised mountains in the background. The coins include the following inscriptions ‘Year of the Goat’, the Pinyin pictograph pronounced ‘yáng’ and meaning ‘goat’ and the initials of the designer Natasha Muhl ‘NM’.

2015 Silver Year of the Goat - Bullion Coins

The design on the 2015 Silver Year of the Goat (10kg, 1kg, 10oz, 5oz, 2oz, 1oz, 1/2oz) bullion coins, consists of a pattern of lines forming a circle immediately inside the rim, surrounding a representation of three goats, and a landscape featuring grass and leafy trees. The coins include the following inscriptions ‘Year of the Goat’, the Pinyin pictograph pronounced ‘yáng’ and meaning ‘goat’ and the initials of the designer Natasha Muhl ‘NM’.

I didn't spot any surprises in the lineup, with details for the gilded, coloured, gem eye and other types being described much as above (retaining the same basic design) with their various slight differences.

The designer of the lunar goat coins for Perth Mint, Natasha Muhl, previously designed the entire 'Birds of Australia' collection:

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Along with the above coins she also designed the Platinum Australian Platypus Coin, Silver Discover Australia Red Kangaroo & Silver 2013 Australian Kookaburra:


If we are being honest, the goat is probably one of the least exciting animals in several years having been preceded by the Dragon, Snake & Horse, however I am interested to see what Perth Mint comes up with and do also hope that some of the speculative interest from the many other mints & dealers who have followed in the footsteps of Perth Mint dies down a little bit. The number of interested parties trying to cash in on the lunar designs was a little overwhelming this year and last with the release of many new horse coins.

We can expect images of the coins to be available a few days before their release, likely to be in early September (I would recommend subscribing by email to this site to ensure you are kept up to date).

3 comments:

Thanks for the update. I always look forward to all the Perth Mint lunar coins. Being an animal lover, no year disappoints :-)

Maybe a stupid question, Does Perth Mint allow individual person to pre-order this new Goat coin? I am in Texas USA.

No you can't. Perth Mint only allows individuals to purchase from them on day of release. Some dealers offer preorders once much closer to release date and they know their allocation. Hope that helps.

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