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Australia 2015-P Perth ANDA Coin Show Special Edition - Year of the Goat Sheep Ram Chinese Lunar Zodiac $2 2 Ounce Pure Silver Proof with Color GX - MINTAGE 1000

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Large size, TRULY RARE (mintage just 1,000), full color and the extremely popular Chinese Lunar Zodiac Year of the Goat, Sheep or Ram theme make for a great investment with this ANDA coins show special!

Investment Opportunity!The ANDA (Australian Numismatic Dealers Association) held its first show of 2015 in Perth in March. To celebrate this numismatic gathering in the Mint's home town, the Perth Mint and Talisman Coins are proud to offer this unique and truly rare, pure silver goat coin, with a total of only 1,000 show special editions being issued! Everyone LOVES the oversized, 2 troy ounce size of the pure silver puppies! Chinese Lunar Zodiac animals are one of the most popular themes in modern numismatics, and Perth Mint coin show specials always sell out quickly, so fast action is advised! Every year the Lunar Animal 2 Troy Ounce Silver sells out at the Perth Mint almost instantly!

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Chinese Lunar Zodiac 2015 Year of the Ram Sheep GoatThis large, impressive coin represents a tremendous investment opportunity, struck in pure silver! These new Lunar Zodiac Series II coins are huge - at 55.60 mm in diameter, they are more than 2 inches across! This beauty is made all the more desirable by the Mint's execution of this intriguing animal motif in pure silver, artistically rendered in striking, vibrant hues! The full color design is highlighted on frosted, matte fields (or background), further enhancing an already handsome design (which is even nicer looking than the mint-supplied images suggest). Between the large size, the incredibly low mintage (only 1,000 in the mint's special ANDA Show presentation packaging) & the beauty of the design, color and finish, we think you'll be impressed with this affordable, pure silver goat!

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The Year of the Sheep, Ram or Goat - Creative and Sincere!
Chinese Lunar Zodiac 2015 Year of the Ram Sheep GoatCenturies ago, the Chinese invented a calendar based on the lunar (rather than the solar) cycle. There are twelve animals in the Chinese lunar zodiac, each corresponding in sequence to a year rather than a month.

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 animal’s 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.

Sheep are easy to spend time around and are have many close friends. However, in love or friendship, they are at first wary of others' motives and usually timid about revealing their true nature. Gaining a Sheep's trust takes time, but once they have been won over, they may become the most ardent of companions. As much as the Sheep can improve another person's life, however, they are also protective about who they let into their inner circle. Not just anyone can get to know someone born under the sign of the Sheep. Rather, a person must prove himself or herself steadily over time, through kind gestures and loving support, until the Sheep finally sees that they are someone who can be trusted.

Chinese Lunar Zodiac 2015 Year of the Ram Sheep Goat Dall Sheep RamTypically surrounded by beautiful things, Sheep have a love of comfort and are almost always elegantly dressed, but can become overly reliant on appearances. In fact, it might be fair to say that many Sheep personalities learn to embrace their inner fabulousness! Conversely, Sheep people also have an innate affinity for nature and natural settings, so they can also be deeply content when getting their hands dirty messing about in the garden!

In the workplace, once they find a position that makes use of their considerable talents, Sheep are passionate about what they do and tend to be successful. Because of their creativity, a Sheep personality may be disorganized, but can usually enjoy great success as artists, actors, gardeners, interior designers, childcare workers, pediatricians, teachers or educators.

This is the eighth annual release in the Lunar Zodiac Series II from Australia!

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Investment Note
Only 1,000 of these large, two troy ounce pure silver goat coins with color were issued as ANDA Show Specials, and they sold out at the Mint virtually instantly. They are truly rare and extremely desirable. Need we say more?

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Technology Note
The Perth Mint of Australia employs its own proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The vibrant hues and precise execution of the technology create a stunning, full-color portrait on each coin.

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Australia 2015 Year of the Goat Chinese Lunar Zodiac $2 Color ANDA Edition in boxObverse
A family of three goats enjoys the good life 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 above, while the Perth Mint's "P" mint mark is judiciously placed to the left, near the 9:00 position along the rim.

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Reverse
The reverse features 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 2 OZ 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity. The legend ELIZABETH II and the denomination also appear.

Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside an elegant, taupe, clamshell-style presentation case lined with black velvet & satin and protected by a full color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications
Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2015
   
Face Value Two Dollars
Weight 62.270 g
Diameter 55.60 mm (more than 2 inches!)
Gauge (Thickness)     3.60 mm
Mintage Limit 1,000
   
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered

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