Australian Lunar Series III 2021 Year of the Ox 1oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin

Subject to an auspicious limited mintage featuring the lucky number ‘8’, this superb release from the popular Australian Lunar Coin Series III offers unparalleled design definition as a result of its high relief proof quality strike.

Key Features:

  • Proof quality 99.99% pure silver
  • Stunning high relief strike
  • 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 3,888
SKU 3S2136DAAA

Story

Lunar ox coin in stunning silver

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.

Ox in high relief

Featuring a noticeably deep strike, the coin’s reverse portrays a charming image of an ox and its calf with a cherry blossom tree, a symbol of love and beauty. The design includes the inscription OX 2021, the Chinese character for ‘ox’ and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

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Presentation packaging

Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, the coin comes in a classic display case with a clear lid and an illustrated shipper. When aligned with the 2020 Year of the Mouse shipper and future shippers from the series, the illustration forms a diorama depicting all 12 animals in the order they completed The Great Race, a traditional Chinese story about the creation of the lunar calendar.

Specifications

Specifications

Year 2021
Metal Silver
Silver Content (Troy oz) 1.000
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1.00
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.107
Maximum Thickness (mm) 6.10
Maximum Mintage 3,888
Finish Proof, High Relief
Legal Tender Australian
Effigy Jody Clark design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II

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