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, September 1, 2014

PAMP Lunar Calendar Series: 2015 Year of the Goat


PAMP has released their 2015 Year of the Goat minted ingots and in my opinion it's the best design (of the PAMP lunar releases) to date. 


This Gold and Silver PAMP lunar series of minted bars started in 2012 with Year of the Dragon, continuing with the Snake, Horse and now Goat. The following is the blurb from the PAMP website:
PAMP is pleased to announce the latest edition in its popular Lunar Calendar Series: the 2015 Year of the Goat ingot.

Celebrated by the Chinese as a symbol of harmony and serenity, the year of the goat signifies a time of peace, artistry and great creativity. The docile nature of the goat has long conveyed a nurturing spirit of caring and solemnity throughout Chinese culture, and remains one of the most well-known creatures to benefit civilizations the world over.

The ingot's unique and striking design effect depicts the goat on the obverse standing amid the tall grass in a quiet field while the reverse reveals the young kid nestled safely behind the elder goat. The innovative and eye-catching front-to-back design is a well-known hallmark of the series.

As with all editions of the Lunar Calendar Series, the 2015 Year of the Goat ingot is sealed within brilliant red CertiPAMP packaging, ready-made for gift-giving while also appealing to the experienced bullion enthusiast.
The Silver bars will come in sizes of 10 grams, 1 ounce and 100 grams. The Gold bars will come in 5 grams, 1 ounce and 100 gram sizes.


They are minted in unlimited quantity, but each bar comes in CertiPAMP packaging which lists the certificate number (the case also provides protection from scratches and peace of mind the bar hasn't been tampered with).

They aren't listed currently, but site sponsor Bullion Money is likely to stock them in the near future (see here for the existing PAMP lunar range).


Read about other major 2015 Lunar Goat Coin releases in the following articles:

Tokelau 2015 Lunar Goat 1oz Silver Coins (Year of the Goat)



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Cheers

Bullion Baron.
 
The Perth Mint Australia


Perth Mint Australian Lunar Series II 2015 Year of the Goat Proof Gold & Silver Coins

The bullion coins are officially released through Perth Mint today (though you've been able to pre-order them through site sponsor Bullion Money for sometime), however the Year of the Goat proof coins from Perth Mint go on sale tomorrow. As per the forthcoming releases page... 

NEW COIN RELEASES AVAILABLE FROM 8:00AM (AWST) 2 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

Tomorrow's line up will include the following coins:

Australian Lunar Series II 2015 Year of the Goat 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin
(Issue Limit 8,000. A$63.50)

Australian Lunar Series II 2015 Year of the Goat 1oz Silver Proof Coin
(Issue Limit 5,000. A$99.00)

Australian Lunar Series II 2015 Year of the Goat 1 kilo Silver Proof Coin
(Issue Limit 500. A$1750.00)

Australian Lunar Series II 2015 Year of the Goat Silver Three-Coin Set
(Issue Limit 1,000. A$350.00)

Australian Lunar Series II 2015 Year of the Goat 1/10oz Gold Proof Coin
(Issue Limit 4,000. A$299.00)

Australian Lunar Series II 2015 Year of the Goat 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin
(Issue Limit 5,000. A$695.00)

Australian Lunar Series II 2015 Year of the Goat 1oz Gold Proof Coin
(Issue Limit 3,000. A$2695.00)

Australian Lunar Series II 2015 Year of the Goat Gold Three-Coin Set
(Issue Limit 1,500. A$3,599.00)
 
Some of the proof Perth Mint lunar coins have struggled in recent years, sometimes selling below release price, the Three-Coin Set & 1oz Silver Proof is usually fast to sell out though and for the collector the secondary market price doesn't always matter so much as you are securing the next issue for your collection.

If you missed this article last year I'd highly recommend a read (in which I detail some of the reasons to stick with the Silver 1oz & Three-Coin Set Proofs if speculating on the coins which are more likely to hold their value or rise):

'Perth Mint 2014 Silver Lunar Horse Proof Coins - Baron's Picks: Three-Coin Set & 1oz Proof'

Along with sale in the Three-Coin Set, the 2oz Year of the Goat Proof Silver Coin will be sold separately, last year it appeared around November.

For those buying any of the proof lunar coins from Perth Mint, you will want to be refreshing this page at the time of their release for the best opportunity to purchase the coins:

Perth Mint - Latest Releases
 
Further to tomorrows releases, keep an eye out for the next 'Gods of Olympus' Series Coin (Hades 2014 2oz Silver High Relief Coin), this has been a popular series (see my post 'Gods of Olympus – Poseidon 2014 2oz Silver High Relief Coin From Perth Mint') and the final issue is coming October 7th, 8am WST.


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Cheers

Bullion Baron.
The Perth Mint Australia

New Zealand Mint Releases 2015 Lunar Year of the Goat Coins

New Zealand Mint has just released their line-up of Year of the Goat coins. You can view them all on this page, but images of the coins are below...
 
 
 
The New Zealand Mint provided the following description for their lunar range:
 
New Zealand Mint is releasing four beautiful Lunar coins to celebrate the Year of the Goat 2015.

The Goat is the eighth animal in the twelve year Zodiac cycle. Symbolising such character traits as creativity, intelligence, dependability, and calmness, those born during the Year of the Goat love to dream and ponder. Those born during this Lunar Year are often quiet of personality and very fond of nature.
 
The 3 coins with the same design are described:
 
This coin face features a relief engraved Goat perched on a steep rocky mountainside in rural New Zealand. Silhouetted against a dramatic sky, the grandeur of the altitude and panoramic view may be felt in the dynamic moment captured on this coin.
 
And the gilded design which carries a different image:
 
This coin face features a relief engraved Goat of a contemporary style, set against a detailed background illustrating the global community of cultures in which we live. To the left of the design, the gold gilded Chinese character for Goat is set against a proof quality background.
 
I'm a fan of the New Zealand Mint coins, especially some of their packaging, I just wish they would keep a consistent approach to their lunar coins. For the last 3 years (Dragon, Snake, Horse) they've gilded the animal in gold, but appears this time opted to highlight the Chinese character.
 
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Cheers

Bullion Baron.
 
The Perth Mint Australia