|Actual Metal Weight:||2 ozt|
|Face Value:||1 Dollar|
|Obverse Designer:||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Reverse Designer:||Tom Vaughan|
|Series:||Lunar Good Fortune|
|Packaging:||Display Box and Cert|
The idea of fortune, fate, and cosmic influences certainly run through the Chinese Lunar calendar theme. In celebration of these animating forces, and in addition to its normal Lunar Series offerings, the Perth Mint has released the 2015 Lunar Good Fortune Wealth & Wisdom 1 oz Proof Silver Two-Coin Set! Struck for the island nation of Tuvalu and designated with a legal tender face value of 1 Dollar. Each of the coins in this set contain .999 fine (99.9% pure) silver and features a proof finish. The proof minting technique gives the coin a dramatic contrast between its mirror-like field and frosted relief surfaces. Both coins also have colorized features in their backgrounds, adding some novelty to the design. Only 1,500 of these two-coin sets will be distributed worldwide, so don't miss out!
The reverse of both coins features a goat, in honor of the Year of the Goat in 2015. The first shows a goat facing right as it steps upon a column or pillar. In the background, mounds and mounds of gold coins, treasure, and other riches are stacked up like mountains. The legend "WEALTH" is inscribed at the top rim, while "2015 YEAR OF THE GOAT" runs along the bottom rim. A decorative pattern often seen in antiquity fills in the rest of the rim. The "P" mintmark is found to the far right against the rim.
The second coin depicts a goat with a long beard as it triumphantly balances on a mountainside rock near a cliff. The goat's imposing horns are large and curled, and its beard is swept along by the wind. A bonsai tree is to the left of the goat, while the radiant sun sets on the horizon over the water to the right. The same decorative design fills the outer rim, with "2015 YEAR OF THE GOAT" along the bottom portion and the legend "WISDOM" running across the top rim. The "P" mintmark for Perth is again near the rim to the right.
The two coins share a common obverse designed by Ian Rank-Broadley. (Both reverse designs were created by Tom Vaughan.) The obverse shows an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, facing right. Her Majesty's name is inscribed along the top rim, and the year-date "2015" is found at the bottom rim beneath the truncation. The weight and purity, "1oz 999 SILVER," is placed to the left of the year. The denomination "1 DOLLAR" and the issuing country "TUVALU" are inscribed along the bottom rim to the right of the date.
This 2-coin set comes in its original display box from the Perth Mint with an accompanying certificate of authenticity. Not only is this limited edition set a sight to behold, with its colorized features and proof finish, but it also has a maximum mintage of just 1,500 sets! The display box makes for easy viewing, and has the added assurance of a COA. Get your 2015 Perth Mint Lunar Good Fortune Wealth & Wisdom 1 oz Proof Silver Two-Coin Set before they run out!