The Perth Mint’s Lunar Series I coins were the first in the world to feature the animals of the Zodiac. Today, Lunar Series coins are produced by numerous mints, but it was these first coins from the Perth Mint that launched the craze. Today, the 2003 1 oz Australian Gold Goat Coin is available from JM Bullion.
- Mintage of only 16,775 coins!
- Contains 1 oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Protect your investment with a 32mm Air-Tite Coin Holder.
- Issued with a face value of $100 (AUD).
- Considered legal tender by the government of Australia.
- Ships in individual capsule.
- Available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
- Eligible for use in Precious Metal IRA portfolios. Click here to see historical Perth Gold Lunar Coin mintages.
The Lunar Series I coins were introduced in 1996 with the Year of the Mouse coin, and the series concluded in 2007 with Year of the Pig coins. In total, the coin program included all 12 animals from the Chinese Lunar Calendar. These Year of the Goat coins were the eighth coins released in the series.
In the Zodiac, the Goat represents those born in 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, and 2015. Individuals born in the Year of the Goat are represented by its characteristics, such as elegance, charm, an artistic nature, and calm demeanor.
On the reverse side of these coins you’ll find the image of a long-haired goat standing in a meadow. With its head up and its eyes fixed in the distance, engravings around it include the year of minting (struck vertically), the weight, purity, and metal content, and the Chinese symbol for the goat.
The obverse side of the coin is the same as all Australian coins. Ian Rank-Broadley’s right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II is featured on this side, with the engravings “Elizabeth II,” “Australia,” and the face value of the coin.
The Perth Mint was founded as the final of the three Royal Mint facilities during British colonial rule. Following closure of the Sydney and Melbourne Mints, the Perth Mint is the oldest operating facility in Australia. It is a state-owned entity of the government of Western Australia.
If you have questions about the coins in this product listing, don’t hesitate to contact a JM Bullion associate. We’re available at 800-276-6508, online using our live web chat, and via email. If you are interested in similar products, be sure to visit the Australian Gold Coins page of JM Bullion’s website.