Australian Lunar Series III

2021 Year of the Ox

1 Kilo Silver Coin

with Gold Privy Mark

Meticulously crafted from 1 kilo of pure silver, this impressive Year of the Ox coloured coin from the 2021 Australian Lunar Series features a pure gold privy mark insert.

Key Features:

  • Features a 1g gold privy mark
  • 99.99% pure silver
  • Extremely limited mintage – 388
  • Australian legal tender • Presentation packaging
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • Shipper art aligns to create diorama


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. A prestigious collectable crafted from 1 kilo of 99.99% pure silver and featuring a 1-gram gold privy insert, this flawlessly struck coin is a rare release with no more than 388 available. The unique tribute to the legendary lunar calendar portrays the second animal in the zodiac in vivid colour and enshrines the Chinese character for ‘ox’ in pure gold.

Those born under the sign of the Chinese lunar ox in 2021, 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973 and every 12th preceding year, are said to be kind, intelligent, honest and reliable. Admired for their strong work ethic, logical mindset and calm demeanour, they are recognised as great leaders. Struck by

The Perth Mint from 99.99% pure silver, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. The Perth Mint will release no more than 388 of the 2021 Year of the Ox 1 Kilo Silver Coin with Gold Privy Mark. 

Coloured Ox With Gold Privy Mark Design

The coin’s reverse portrays an appealing image of an ox and its calf in colour and in the background a village is depicted among mountains with a symbol of love and beauty; a cherry blossom tree.

Also included in the design is a 1-gram pure gold privy insert portraying the Chinese character for ‘ox’, the inscription ‘OX 2021’ and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark. The obverse of the coin depicts the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the weight and fineness, and the monetary denomination. 


The coin is housed in a classic display case with a clear lid decorated with a silver geometric design. The case is packaged in a beautifully illustrated shipper portraying the story of how the ox became an animal of the zodiac and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. The shippers of future animals in the Lunar Series III will, when arrayed together, form a diorama depicting the ancient myth of The Great Race.


Technical Specifications

Year Date 2021
Silver Content (Troy oz) 32.151
Gold Content (Troy oz) 0.032
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 30
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g)


Maximum Diameter (mm) 100.90
Maximum Thickness (mm) 14.50
Maximum Mintage 388
Legal Tender Australian Legal Tender
Effigy Jody Clark design of H.M Queen Elizabeth II
Designer Ing Ing Jong

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