Specimen 99.9% Pure Silver
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1kg of 99.9% pure silver in specimen
Coloured Reverse With Gemstone Inserts
The coin's reverse depicts a coloured image of an ox and a calf standing on grass
with hills in the background. Both of the calf’s eyes are inset with a citrine gemstone.
As well as the inscription ‘Year of the Ox’ and the Chinese character for ‘ox’, the design
also incorporates The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin
features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its
The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 Gemstone Edition coins celebrating the
2009 Year of the Ox.
Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, the coin is housed in a
contemporary red and black display case and illustrated shipper.
more about the Chinese Lunar Calendar and the Year of the Ox