"Year of the Goat" Coins
coins commemorating the upcoming Chinese "Year of the Goat"
will be released on September 23rd, well in advance of the worldwide
celebrations greeting the Chinese New Year on February 1, 2003.
The Perth Mint, "Australia's Precious Metal Mint,"
will issue pure 999 fine silver coins in standard sizes ranging
from ½ oz. to 1 kilo, and 9999 fine gold coins from 1/20
oz. to 1 kilo.
Issued by Australia's Perth Mint
begin at $12.95 for the ½ oz. silver coin, with the
1 oz. at $15.95, 2 oz. $25, 10 oz. $99, and 1 kilo $275. The
1/20 oz. gold is $39, 1/10 oz. is $55, and the 1/4 oz. is
$115. Prices of the 1, 2, 10 oz. and kilo gold coins vary
with gold spot.
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coin features a lively male goat with a feisty expression.
The silver coins depict a loving mother standing alongside
a kneeling kid goat, surrounded by a border of five bats,
symbolizing health, peace and prosperity. A portrait of Queen
Elizabeth II and the denomination are on the other side. Each
legal tender coin is brilliant uncirculated condition, with
the highly polished design beautifully contrasting with the
to the Chinese Zodiac, those born in the Year of the Goat -
1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991 and 2003 - are
artistic, charming and successful. Famous people born in the
Year of the Goat include Michelangelo, Julia Roberts and Mohammed