Year of the Goat – 25 Dollars 1/4oz .999 Gold coloured coin Australia 2015(Proof)
Mint: Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue: 2015
Face Value: 25 Dollars
Weight: 7.777 g
Diameter: 22.60 mm
Mintage Limit: 5,000
Composition: .9999 Fine (Pure) Gold
Artist: Natasha Muhl (obverse)
Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The legend 1/4 OZ 9999 GOLD guarantees the weight and purity. The legends ELIZABETH II, the date and the denomination also appear.
A large, adult male goat or ram (In color) surveys his domain from a mountainous perch in a landscape in rural China. The legend YEAR OF THE GOAT defines the theme. The Chinese character for “Goat” or “Sheep” is to the left, while the Perth Mint’s “P” mint mark is judiciously placed to the left, near the 9:00 position along the rim.
Those born in the years 1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, and 2015 celebrate the Year of the Sheep, Ram or Goat. According to tradition, people born during a Year of the Ram or Sheep are said to exhibit that animals attributes. They are sincere, sympathetic, determined but peaceful, mild-mannered but sometimes pessimistic. They seek security and stability, but can be very generous. They tend to be artistic and creative.
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