Monday, July 21, 2014

2015 Plenty Year of the Goat - Niue Island

Here is an interesting new Year of the Goat coin (if you could call it that) being released. I spotted it on site MOWOCO (short for Modern World Coins). It appears to be a new series (at least I don't recall seeing a similar horse design last year). Edit: On further investigation, this may be a continuation of this irregularly shaped Lunar Horse coin from 2014, which has the same weight, is also minted in sterling Silver, but has a higher mintage than the goat.

It is minted from sterling Silver, weighing 28.28 grams and has a mintage of 5,000. Proof quality and with a face value of $1.

The pre-order price is listed as Rs 8,500 (roughly AUD $150) and rising to Rs 10,000 (A$175) once they close.
Description on the site says:
The Chinese zodiac is a twelve-year cycle in which each year is associated with a specific animal. Those born during the year of a certain animal were thought to share some of the qualities of that animal. The twelve animals in order are: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, ram, monkey, rooster, dog, pig.2015 is the year of the goat. Reverse: On the coin with the irregular shape a head of a goat with gold printed horn. Inscription: “PLENTY YEAR OF THE GOAT”. Obverse: Effigy of Elizabeth II, inscriptions: “Elizabeth II”, “Niue Island”, “2015”, hallmark “Ag 925”and 1 dollar”. In the centre of the coin a horn of plenty filled with different fruits.
Images of the coin are below:




Also, just a quick follow up on the previously covered 'Tokelau 2015 Lunar Goat 1oz Silver Coins', I spotted this YouTube clip in the wild, which may interest some readers... it's probably one of the first videos (if not THE first) of real life 2015 Lunar Goat coins.


For other 2015 Lunar Goat Coin Series news, see the following articles:

Goat Five Elements Lunar Year 1 Oz Silver Coin $2 Tokelau 2015



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Cheers


Bullion Baron.

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