In 2009, the popular Australian Lunar coin series celebrates the Year
of the Ox.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
Struck from 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, the 2009 releases are available as
individual 1 kilo and 1oz coins and in a Three-Coin Set comprising 2oz, 1oz and 1/2oz
coins. (1oz denomination shown in obverse illustration.)
Year of the Ox Design
The reverse of each coin depicts an ox and a calf standing on grass with hills in the
background. 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, each coin
features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its
The Perth Mint will release no more than:
500 individual kilo coins
5,000 individual 1oz coins
1,000 Three-Coin Sets (2oz, 1oz, 1/2oz)
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Each coin and set is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Silver Proof Lunar Series II coins are housed in contemporary red and black display
cases with illustrated shippers.
Great Gift Idea
As well as appealing to proof quality silver coin collectors, these outstanding
releases also make great gifts for people born in any year ‘ruled’ by the Chinese Lunar ox
– including 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997 and 2009.
more about the Chinese Lunar Calender and Year of the Ox here.