2003 Year of the Goat Gold Coin

2003 Year of the Goat Gold Coin

The eighth year of the Perth Mint’s Australian Lunar Series I celebrates the Year of the Goat. Sometimes this year is referred to as the Sheep or the Ram in the ancient Chinese zodiac, but the Perth Mint chose the Goat after thorough research and consideration.

Depicted on the reverse design is a goat walking within a field of grass. In keeping with the format of the series, the Chinese character appears to the right with the “2003” date shown at left. Indicated below is the precious metal weight and fineness of the coin. The obverse design features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II along with the legal tender denomination for the coin.

Those born within the date range of February 1, 2003 to January 21, 2004 are said to have been born in the Year of the Goat. Characteristics for those born under the influence of this sign are believed to be elegance, gentleness, and compassion. These people may be artistic, often shy, and can be pessimistic.

The 2003 Year of the Goat Gold Coins were available in seven different bullion sizes. The larger weights of one kilogram, ten ounces, and two ounces were available without a maximum mintage. The smaller weights of one ounce, one-quarter ounce, one-tenth ounce, and one-twentieth ounce had a maximum mintage specified. None of these managed to sell out of the entire maximum.

Numismatic product offerings remained the same as previous years with a three coin proof set and two individual proof coins available for collectors.

Bullion Mintages

Denomination Weight Maximum Mintage Declared Mintage
$3,000 1 kg Unlimited 109
$1,000 10 oz Unlimited 153
$200 2 oz Unlimited 1,355
$100 1 oz 30,000 16,775
$25 1/4 oz 60,000 8,479
$15 1/10 oz 80,000 14,966
$5 1/20 oz 100,000 17,892

Numismatic Mintages

Product Maximum Mintage Declared Mintage
Three Coin Set (1 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz) 3,000 1,187
Individual 1/4 oz Proof Coin 7,000 782
Individual 1/10 oz Proof Coin 7,000 1,816