Year of the Goat. Mother of Pearl series 5 oz silver proof coin. Country : Cook Islands Year : 2015 Denomination : 25 Dollar Metal : 0.999 Pure Silver plus luxury Mother of Pearl, its inner core is made out of real mother of pearl Weight : 5 ounces (155.5g) Size : 65mm Quality : Proof Mintage : Only 888 worldwide Certificate of Authenticity : Yes numbered Packaging: Yes. Series : Mother of Pearl Chinese Calendar. Name : Year of the Goat. Each 5oz coin is adorned with an inner core of genuine, eye-catching Mother of Pearl! The coin is part of the successful series Mother of Pearl. The Year of the Goat is meant to represent people that are wise, gentle, compassionate, charming, elegant, slightly materialistic, quick to complain, shy and pessimistic, should you believe in such things. Some call it the Year of the Sheep instead of the Year of the Goat and both titles are equally valid as, despite general western opinion, the lunar calendar is a Far-east Asian phenomena, not just a Chinese one. In Japan, its clearly known as the Year of the Sheep, in Vietnam equally clearly as the Year of the Goat, and in China, either translation is equally valid for the following reason. Wèi is identified with the yáng, which in Chinese means A ruminant mammal, generally with horns on its head. Divided into a number of types, including shnyáng, miányáng, língyáng, etc. The latter three types translate as mountain yang (goat), cotton yang (sheep) and gazelle. The goat is the animal most popularly chosen to depict the Lunar year, but either is correct. Ironically in Korea, its more generally called the Year of the Ram. Whoever said translation was easy! Each coin bears a brilliant design, ideally suited for those born in the years influenced by this ancient sign 1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 and 2015. If you have any doubt, please ask me, thank you. Add a map to your own listings. The item “Year of the Goat Mother of Pearl 5 oz Pure Silver Coin $25 Cook Islands 2015″ is in sale since Tuesday, August 09, 2016. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\South Pacific”. The seller is “invercoin” and is located in Madrid. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Year: 2015
- Composition: Silver
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Cook Islands
- Precious Metal Content: 5oz.