|Perth Mint 2015 Lunar Goat Coins|
Images of the Perth Mint 2015 Lunar Year of the Goat Coins have finally been revealed (click to enlarge):
Here is a written preview and thoughts on the designs I provided at BullionBaron.com in an article published yesterday 'Lunar Maa-aadness with 2015 Year of the Goat Coins':
Perth Mint 2015 Silver Lunar Goat Design: The design follows the styling cues of the 2014 Lunar Horse Coin with the leaves and branches of a tree bordering the top left hand side of the coin. There are some grass patches. There are 3 goats pictured all with long hair, two have their heads up and one has it's head down presumably eating some grass. Overall I think it's a solid design, I prefer it over the Perth Mint's 2003 Silver Goat Coin. Animal hair can be one of the most difficult elements to capture in a coin and it will be difficult to tell how well Perth Mint have done with this coin until seen in the flesh, but certainly the computer generated images give the indication they've done well to portray the long hair.
Perth Mint 2015 Gold Lunar Goat Design: This design illustrates a shorter haired mountain goat atop a rocky landscape with mountains in the background. The rocky foreground is quite detailed with the mountainous background pictured in a much simpler form. I think the backdrop on this coin lets down the design somewhat, I would have preferred to see detailed mountains as we saw on the Perth Mint's Gold Lunar Horse Coins last year. Overall I still think it's a good design and prefer it over the Perth Mint 2003 Gold Goat Coin.
The release dates are below as previously detailed on this site.
1st September 2014
2015 Australian Lunar Year of the Goat Gold Bullion Coin Series
2015 Australian Lunar Year of the Goat Silver Bullion Coin Series
2nd September 2014
Australian Lunar Series II 2015 Year of the Goat Gold Proof Coins
Australian Lunar Series II 2015 Year of the Goat Silver Proof Coins
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