2014 Perth Mint Lunar Horse Coins and Royal Australian Mint Tetra-decagon Lunar Coin

Gold and Silver Perth Mint Lunar Year of the Horse Series Coins (LHS, Centre). Royal Australian Mint Tetra-decagon Lunar Coin (RHS).

2012 Silver Lunar Dragon Designs From Around The World.

New Zealand Mint Proof Silver Lunar Dragon Gilded Coin (Left). Perth Mint Silver Lunar Dragon Coin (Middle). Royal Canadian Mint Lotus Silver Dragon Proof (Right).

Series 1 Lunar Coins

Series 1 Chinese Gold Lunar Coins (left). Series 1 Perth Mint Silver Lunar Coins (Right).

Chinese Silver Lunar Rabbits 2011

A selection of Chinese Silver Lunar Rabbits, Round, Coloured and Plum Blossom.

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.

The Perth Mint Australia

Sunday, July 6, 2014

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

I see the first 2015 Lunar Goat coin has made it's way onto the Power Coin site, that being the release of the 'Goat Five Elements Lunar Year 1 Oz Silver Coin $2 Tokelau 2015':

Goat Five Elements Lunar Year 1 Oz Silver Coin $2 Tokelau 2015
I wouldn't say the image on this coin appeals to me much and it's not particularly cheap at €99.95, however everyone has different tastes and I must admit I do like the slick packaging:


The Power Coin product page includes the following product description:
This particular oval coin celebrates the Year of the Goat. Minted from one ounce of .999 fine silver, total mintage worldwide was limited to 2.015 pieces. Comes with a beautiful presentation case and a Certificate of Authenticity.
And blurb on the Year of the Goat:
The goat ranks the eighth of all the animals in the Chinese zodiac. People born in the year of the goat are mild mannered, pessimistic, shy, and sympathetic. Personality traits, such as creativity, dependability, intelligence, and calmness make them very charming to be with. They are more comfortable when left alone or stay at home.

Though they love to be in groups, they do not want to be the center of attention. They are reserved and quiet, most likely because they like spending much time in their thoughts. Goats like to spend money on fashionable things that give them a first class appearance. Although goats enjoy spending money on the finer things in life, they are not snobbish.
For other 2015 Lunar Goat Coin Series news, see the following articles:



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Cheers


Bullion Baron.

The Perth Mint Australia

Niue Island 2015 Year of the Goat 5oz Silver Lunar Proof Gold Plated Coin - Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek of the Niue Island 2015 Year of the Goat 5oz Silver Lunar Proof Gold Plated Coin.

You may remember the release last year of the first coin in this new 5oz silver lunar coin series from Downies:


I can't tell you much more at this stage, but appears the series is set to continue, with this thumbnail sized image popping up on the artists website:

Niue Island 2015 Year of the Goat 5oz Silver Lunar Proof Gold Plated Coin
From the image we can see it retains it's 5oz Silver size and Niue Island legal tender status, presumably it's still being minted by PAMP, but whether it retains the maximum 500 coin mintage is not yet known. The horse was released around mid July last year, so further details should be available soon.

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



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Cheers


Bullion Baron.

The Perth Mint Australia