• 15 Dollars 2015, Australia, Elizabeth II, Australian Lunar Series II, Year of the Goat
  • 15 Dollars 2015, Australia, Elizabeth II, Australian Lunar Series II, Year of the Goat
Description

The Chinese Zodiac, Sheng Xiao, has its basis in a twelve-year cycle. Each year is represented by one of twelve animals with unique personality traits, with these characteristics being passed on to people born in that year.

In 2015, we celebrate the eighth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar goat include 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 and 2015. Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be elegant, charming, artistic, gifted and calm.

Obverse

The obverse side of each coin features Queen Elizabeth II’s right-profile portrait. Engravings on this side include “Elizabeth II,” “Australia,” and the coin’s weight, purity, metal content, year of minting, and face value as “15 Dollars.”

Designer: Ian RankBroadley (IRB)

ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA
IRB
1/10 OZ 9999 GOLD 2015 15 DOLLARS

Reverse

The reverse of each coin depicts an adult male goat standing on a ridge in a stylised mountain scene. The Chinese character for ‘goat’ and the inscription ‘Year of the Goat’ also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.

Designer: Natasha Muhl

YEAR OF THE GOAT

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Gold
Fineness 0.9999
Weight 3.111 g
Diameter 18.6 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Perth Mint

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Australian Lunar Series II

Gold, 3.111 g, ⌀ 18.6 mm