The 'Series Two' 2015 Australian Chinese Lunar Calendar Year of the Goat Australian silver bullion coins are available in several different sizes. This is the five ounce version. It was produced by the Perth Mint in Australia. This is an investment product.
The Chinese year 4713 starts on the February 19th, 2015. The goat (or sheep) is the 8th animal in the lunar cycle. It is seen as particularly lucky as the number 8 symbolises peace and prosperity in Chinese culture. The goat is also thought to bring harmony and growth.
The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II - as the rest of the coins in the series have.
The reverse design features a family of goats in a field, with the Chinese character for 'goat' as well as the inscription ‘Year of the Goat’