The flagship design for the mint this year is an evolution of the one used solely on the smallest gold and silver lunar coins last year. There are four sizes available; ½oz, 1oz, 50z and 1kg. The only difference can be seen above at the 9’o’clock position where smallest coin has a sprinkling of flowers to fill the space, whereas the bigger sizes carry the weight and purity, in the example above, 1oz .999 Ag.
Described by the mint as “The Chinese Year of the Goat heralds the births of people who are creative, charismatic, kind and gifted.Packaged in a stunning presentation case, this coin features a design of three goats surrounding plum blossoms, which symbolise hope, prosperity, purity and renewal in spring”. It looks a good design to us, especially the centre artwork, though it is quite busy. The smallest coin definitely benefits from having the extended artwork instead of the technical description, in our opinion. Quite successful overall. The gold coin sensibly, has exactly the same design as the smallest silver coin.
For international buyers the silver coins are priced at $50, $80, $290.91 and $1540.91, all in Australian Dollars. Australian buyers pay 10% more due to sales tax. The gold is $272.73 ($300).
|1/10 OZ GOLD
|1 KILO SILVER
|5 OZ SILVER
|1 OZ SILVER
|11 G SILVER