Australia supplies the overwhelming majority of the world’s opal, a colourful mineral-like material that has proved extremely popular as in insert in several Perth Mint collectables. With previous coins in the Opal Lunar series sold out, expectations are high that this year’s ox design will prove equally successful.
The coin’s reverse incorporates an inner panel design of an ox detailed in pure Australian opal. Including The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, the coin’s outer ring features intricate patterning with stylised depictions of tulips – considered lucky flowers for those born in the Year of the Ox.
Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, the coin is housed in a classic display case with a clear lid that comes in an illustrated shipper.