Australian Gold Lunar Goat 1 oz Series 2 – 2015
The 2014 Australian Gold Lunar Goat 1 oz Series 2 is the eighth coin in The Perth Mint Australian Lunar Series. A completely redesigned coin the Series 2 is slightly larger in diameter although the weight content remains the same. All the gold coins in the Lunar Series are .9999 fine gold, and each coin comes individually encapsulated in a plastic protective capsule.
The workmanship which went into making these legal tender coins from the Perth Mint is superb as are all of their bullion products minted under the Australian Currency Act of 1965. People born in the Year of Goat are elegant, accomplished in the arts and calm.
The Australian Gold Lunar Goat 1 oz Series 2 coins are limited to 30,000 coins for each year and clearly have become collector bullion favorites.
Another feature that makes the Australian Gold Lunar Goat 1 oz Series 2 popular is that The Perth Mint can produce back-dated coins until the production cap is met. This means that the earlier coins are still available and can be purchased near bullion coin prices, permitting collectors who learn of the series late to acquire the earlier coins at bullion coin prices. The policy of minting coins from earlier years is unique to The Perth Mint and only for the Lunar Series coins.
By law, the Lunar Series coins have to display the image of Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. When the series started in 1996, the official likeness of the Queen was younger. In 1999, however, Buckingham Palace changed the official likeness to a mature Queen, which is carried forward into the Lunar II series. The change resulted in the first three years’ coins (1996, 1997, and 1998) having the image of the younger Queen Elizabeth and with the later coins having the mature image.
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