Australian Lunar Series III

2021 Year of the Ox

1oz Silver Trio

comprising Proof, Gilded and Coloured Coins

Meticulously crafted from pure silver, this Year of the Ox coin set from the 2021 Australian Lunar Series demonstrates three world class surface treatments for which The Perth Mint is renowned.

Key Features:

  • 99.99% pure silver
  • Year of the Ox design
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Proof, coloured and gilded finishes
  • Extremely limited issue – 1,500

First issued in 1995 and now in its third round, the long-running Australian Lunar Coin Series celebrates the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. These 2021 coins celebrate 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.

Proof, Coloured and Gilded Finishes

Portraying a charming image of an ox and its calf, each of the three coins features a different surface treatment: a stunning proof quality finish, selective colouring, or selective 24-carat gilding. The reverse design also includes a cherry blossom tree, the Chinese character for ‘ox’, the inscription OX 2021, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

Classic Case & Themed Shipper

Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, the coins are housed in a classic display case and an illustrated shipper which aligns with previous and future Silver Trio releases to form a diorama of every animal in the lunar calendar.


Technical Specifications

  Proof Proof Coloured Gilded
Silver Content (Troy oz) 1 1
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1 1
Fineness (% purity) 99.99 99.99  99.99 
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.107 31.107 31.107
Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.90 40.90 40.90
Maximum Thickness (mm) 3.50 3.50 3.50
Maximum Mintage 7,500 7,500  25,000
Effigy Jody Clark design of H.M Queen Elizabeth II
Designer Ing Ing Jong

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