|Actual Metal Weight:||0.5 ozt|
|Face Value:||50 Cents|
|Obverse Designer:||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Reverse Designer:||Natasha Muhl|
|Series:||Lunar Series II|
|Packaging:||Box and COA|
The Year of the Goat is back in 2015, and the Perth Mint can help you kick off the festivities with the newest installment in their Lunar Series II! Part of the Mint's lineup of Silver Year of the Goat coins, this 2015 1/2 oz Colorized Proof Silver Lunar Goat coin has everything you expect in a Perth Mint product: superior craftsmanship, silver refined to a remarkably pure .999 fineness, and a uniquely artistic design. Each coin contains one-half oz (0.5 troy ounce) of fine silver content, and is designated with a legal tender face value of 50 Cents. The coin you will receive comes complete with its original display box from the Mint and its matching certificate of authenticity.
The reverse design, created by artist Natasha Muhl, depicts three different goats in a tranquil rural scene. The inscription "Year of the Goat" curls along the bottom rim beneath the goats. The smallest goat, possibly a kid, bends down to much on some grass in the foreground. Behind the kid are two adult goats facing left, one with white hair and the other with brown hair and prominent horns. The Chinese character for "Goat" is placed above the white-haired goat, while the "P" mintmark for Perth is found against the rim to the left.
On the obverse, the right-facing portrait of Queen Elizabeth II is situated at the center of the design. Her Majesty's name is inscribed against the outer rim to the left, along with the issuing country "AUSTRALIA" along the rim to the right. The year-date "2015" is placed beneath the truncation along the bottom rim. To the left of the date, the weight and purity are inscribed, reading "1/2oz 999 SILVER," while the denomination "50 CENTS" appears to the right. As a proof coin, the relief details on both sides of the coin are frosted, contrasting beautifully with the mirror-like fields.
While the Perth Mint has released several finishes of the 2015 Year of the Goat silver coin, this proof colorized version is sure to stand out. It can add variety to your Lunar Series collection, or simply provide some terrific eye appeal. With only 10,000 of these coins issued by the Mint, they are highly collectible. Don't miss your chance to have this beautiful colorized silver proof coin from the Perth Mint!