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
  • Year of the Ox design in stunning high relief
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Limited mintage – 3,888
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • Presentation packaging 

PRODUCT INFORMATION

  • Item Code 3S2136DAAA
  • Barcode 9327025042060 
  • Release Date 4 November 2020

Highlighting the second animal in the zodiac, this 1oz silver proof high relief coin is an impressive tribute to the Chinese lunar ox and represents the very best in minting excellence and design. 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. Each coin is meticulously struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver in proof quality. The Perth Mint will release no more than 3,888 of the Australian Lunar Series III 2020 Year of the Ox 1oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin. 

High Relief Design

Featuring a noticeably deep strike, the coin’s reverse portrays a stylised representation of an ox with its calf. In the background a village is depicted among mountains. Also included in the design is a cherry blossom tree, 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’s high relief reverse and obverse are minted on concave surfaces to ensure the optimum flow of metal is achieved by the strike of the die.

Classic Display Case

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) 1
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g)

31.107

Maximum Dimensions (mm) 32.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 6.10
Maximum Mintage 3,888 
Finish Proof High Relief
Legal Tender Australian Legal Tender
Effigy Jody Clark design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Designer Ing Ing Jong

 

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