The Perth Mint introduced in 1996 the Australian Lunar Gold Series. This was started with the Year of the Rat in 1996 and then each subsequent year, a new design was released featuring each of the twelve animals of the ancient Chinese Zodiac. The last release of this Lunar Series was the Pig in 2007. The coins were very popular and this lead the Perth Mint to release a second Lunar Gold Series (Lunar Series II) in 2008, after the first Lunar Series (Lunar Series I) was completed. The Coins were originally available in weights of 1 OZ, 1/4 OZ, 1/10 OZ and 1/20 OZ in bullion format, and a three coin proof set in numismatic format.With the success of this series the bullion offerings as well as the numismatic offerings were extended to include many other weights, proofs and colored versions. The Lunar Series Coins have been subject to specific maximum mintages, thus making them in more demand and creating a premium for many of those coins. For sale is the Australian 2003 Year of the Goat 1/4 OZ Gold Coin in BU condition that comes in a capsule. This is the eighth coin in this series and caries a mintage of 8,479. The photographs are of the actual coin that you will receive. Actual Declared Mintage: 8,479. The obverse design features the young portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The reverse design depicts a. Goat walking within a field of grass. Those born within the date range of February 1, 2003 to January 21, 2004 are said to have been born in the Year of the Goat. Characteristics for those born under the influence of this sign are believed to be elegance, gentleness, and compassion. These people may be artistic, often shy, and can be pessimistic. They are believed to be natural leaders with courage and determination. Sign up for our FREE Newsletter. Or follow us to get e-mails about our new products and promotions on a regular (weekly/biweekly) basis. You can unsubscribe at anytime and there are No obligations. We will respond within 24 hrs.
The item "2003 Australia 25 Dollars Lunar Year of the Goat Gold Coin 1/4 OZ. 9999 Gold" is in sale since Wednesday, April 26, 2017. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\Australia\Gold". The seller is "suheil123" and is located in Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.