Lunar Series I coins are highly sought after for their low mintages and strikingly detailed designs – a hallmark of this series. The Goat is the fifth release of this series and had significance in Chinese culture for being an animal that provided much utility due to the fact that the meat, skin and fleece were all harvested by pre-industrial Chinese peoples. People born under the influence of the snake are said to be artistic, quiet-natured and considerate.
This 40.6mm diameter 2003 Year of the Goat coin is struck from 1 Troy oz. of .999 fine silver. The exquisitely crafted piece has a reported mintage of 102,164.
The reverse of this coin depicts a nanny goat standing beside her resting kid goat on a rocky surface