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Australian Lunar Series III 2021 Year of the Ox 1oz Platinum Proof Coin
This scrupulously crafted proof coin offers just 188 astute collectors the chance to celebrate the Year of the Ox with pure platinum. A lustrous white precious metal, platinum is much rarer than gold; it’s estimated that all the platinum ever mined would comfortably fit inside an average home.
- Proof quality 99.95% pure platinum
- Year of the Ox design
- Australian legal tender
Magnificent ox reverse
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.
Chinese character for ox design
The 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.
Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, the coin comes in a prestigious black 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.