Australian Lunar Series III 2021 Year of the Ox 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin

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Meticulously crafted from pure gold in flawless proof quality, this coin from the Australian Lunar Series as a perfect acquisition and gift for anyone born under the Chinese lunar sign of the ox.

Key Features:

  • Proof quality 99.99% pure gold
  • 2021 Year of the Ox design
  • Second issue from Australian Lunar Series III
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Shipper designed to link to future Lunar Series III releases
Mintage 5,000
SKU 3S2115FAAA

Story

Second in line

First issued in 1995 and now in its third round, the long-running Australian Lunar Coin Series celebrates the animals of the Chinese zodiac with a sequence of annual designs portraying the mouse, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.

This 2021 coin celebrates the Year of the Ox, whose rule over every second year in the 12-year lunar cycle is said to influence people born during 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009 and 2021.

Magnificent ox reverse

Each coin's reverse portrays a strapping ox amid bamboo, a symbol of virtue. The design includes the inscription OX 2021, the Chinese character for 'ox' and The Perth Mint's 'P' mintmark.

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Prestigious case

Accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity, each coin comes in a prestigious red display case with a magnetic lid and an illustrated shipper.

When aligned with the previous Year of the Mouse shipper and future shippers from the series, the illustration forms a diorama depicting all 12 animals in the order they finished The Great Race, a traditional Chinese story about the creation of the lunar calendar.

 

Specifications

Specifications

Year 2021
Metal Gold
Gold Content (Troy oz) 0.250
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 15.00
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 3.111
Maximum Diameter (mm) 16.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 1.80
Maximum Mintage 5,000
Finish Proof
Legal Tender Australian
Effigy Jody Clark design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II

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