The Year of the Goat silver coin is part of the limited edition Australian Lunar Series coinage inspired by the animals of the ancient Chinese Lunar Calendar. The calendar, used for centuries in China and other parts of the world, is believed to predict personality traits of those born under the animal zodiac months, lucky numbers, lucky colors, and it’s also used to predict the sex of babies, Chinese events, and more.

The Goat is the sixth lunar month of the calendar and is of the element Earth. The birth years of the Goat include: February 17, 1931 – February 5, 1932; February 5, 1943 – January 24, 1944; January 25, 1955 – February 11, 1956; February 9, 1967 – January 22, 1968; January 28, 1979 – February 15, 1980; February 15, 1991 – February 3, 1992; February 1, 2003 – January 21, 2004; February 19, 2015 – February 7, 2016. Future Goat birth years include: February 6, 2027 – January 25, 2028; January 24, 2039 – February 11, 2040.

If your birthday falls under the year of the Goat, you may have personality traits which include thoughtfulness, creativity, perseverance, honesty, straightforward. You’re also likely a calm and gentle soul. Your lucky colors according to the Goat zodiac are red, purple and brown.

And your lucky numbers are 2 and 7. You’ll want to avoid the numbers 6, 7 and 8. They’re not so lucky for the Goat. The Goat’s lucky flowers are the beautiful carnation, Alice flower, and the lovely primrose.

Obverse Design

The Year of the Goat minted silver coins feature Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse side, the face value of the coinage, and the year of the coin’s mintage. The design of Queen Elizabeth II was designed by Ian Rank-Broadley. Also featured on the Goat’s obverse side is the issue year of 2015 and a face value of 50 Cents, 1 Dollar or 30 Dollars.

2015 year of the goat reverse

Reverse Design

On the coin’s reverse side you’ll find what appears to be a family of goats; two adults and one young goat. They’re standing in a rural-scenery with the young goat grazing in the grass. The bottom of the coin has been inscribed with “Year of the Goat” and above one of the adult goats you’ll see the Chinese character symbol for the word goat. The “P” for Perth Mint is on the Goat’s reverse side as well.

2015 year of the goat silver

For Your Collection or Gifting

The Year of the Goat coin makes a great addition to any Perth Mint lunar series collection and is a must-have for anyone born during Goat’s zodiac year. This coin would make a lucky gift to give to a friend or loved one. If you’ve begun collecting the animals from this collection, your collection is not complete without the goat.