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The Perth Mint Gold Lunar coin series is based on the Chinese zodiac and is one of the more prominent and collectible .9999 fine gold bullion coin series.
Each year in the 12-year Chinese Zodiac signifies a different animal and each annual release from the Perth Mint has become a widely anticipated event for both collectors and gold bullion investors. The 2015 Year of the Goat coins are the hot topic for this year. The 2015 gold Lunar coins celebrate the Year of the Goat, with a majestic ram on a mountaintop, surveying his realm. The available sizes range from 1/20 ounce, 1/10 ounce, 1/4 ounce, 1/2 ounce, 1 ounce (limited to 30,000), 2 ounce, 10 ounce, and 1 kilo (32.15 ounces) sizes.
The twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac have gone under strenuous contemplation and revision. The animals that are now represented in the zodiac have some relation to Chinese daily life or are considered lucky animals. The concept of the zodiac started with yin and yang, a balance of even and odd. The animals are then assessed as to whether they are even (yin) or odd (yang). The calculations are usually based on the toes or hooves of an animal. And even amount of toes or hooves designates an animal as yin, while an odd amount designates them yang. Peculiarly, the rat has four front toes and five back toes, designating it both yin and yang. This is why the zodiac begins with the year of the rat. It symbolizes a completely balanced beginning with both yin and yang. Subsequently, a yang animal follows the rat, then a yin animal follows the yang, and so on and so forth. Each year is meant to keep the balance of the previous year. Gainesville Coins offers the 2015 Year of the Goat series, 2014 Year of the Horse, as well as previous lunar series.
This year, 2015, welcomes the Year of the Goat. According to Chinese astrology, people born in the year of the goat are mild-mannered, shy, and amicable. These kindhearted souls prefer to be in groups, but not the center of attention. While, the year of the goat may not be the luckiest for people born under this zodiac, there are things to bring them luck.