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Year of the Goat


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2003 Year of the Goat

The year 2003 Goats are the eighth coins in The Perth Mint Australian 12-coin Lunar Series. Some Chinese Lunar Calendars call it the Year of the Sheep, but The Perth Mint, after having thoroughly researching the issue, chose to go with the Year of the Goat. (Still, other sources call it the Year of the Ram, but that, logically, is incorrect as a ram is a male sheep.)

The Lunar Series coins are .9999 fine, which means the gold coins are 24-karat. While the silver coins are .9999 fine, "karat" is a measure of fineness for gold, not silver. Therefore, the .9999 fine silver coins are not given a "karat" purity. All Lunar Series coins come individually encapsulated in plastic protective capsules.

The Lunar Series gold coins come in eight sizes. The Lunar Series silver coins are minted in seven sizes. See specifications and dimensions table for sizes.

People born in the Year of Goat are elegant and highly accomplished in the arts. But Goat people are often shy, pessimistic, puzzled about life, and usually deeply religious. Although sometimes clumsy in speech, they are always passionate about what they do and what they believe in. Goat people also are wise, gentle, and compassionate.

Goat people never have to worry about having the best in life because of their abilities to make money. They thoroughly enjoy the creature comforts they earn. People born in the Year of the Goat are compatible with Rabbits, Pigs, and Horses.

Other Goat Years include 1991, 1979, 1967, 1955, 1943, 1931, 1919, and 1907.

To personally view they exquisite quality of The Perth Mint Lunar Series coins, visit your local coin shop. If your local shop does not carry The Series, show the shop personnel this website. You are also encouraged to email pages and photos from this site to friends and fellow coin collectors.

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Collectors interested in purchasing any of the coins are encouraged to visit their local coin shops to inspect the coins.

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