Australian Lunar Series III

2021 Year of the Ox

1/2oz Silver Proof Coin

Meticulously crafted from pure silver in flawless proof quality, these coins from the Australian Lunar Series are perfect acquisitions and gifts for anyone born under the Chinese lunar sign of the ox. 

Key Features:

  • Proof quality 99.99% pure silver
  • 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

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. 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. 

Appealing Ox Reverse

Each 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.

Issue Limits and Mintage

Just 4,000 individual 1/2oz coins from a maximum mintage of 5,000.

Additionally, 1,000 Three-Coin Sets will be released comprising 2oz, 1oz and 1/2oz coins. (The 2oz coin has a maximum mintage of 2,000).

Themed Shipper

Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, each release comes in a classic display case with a clear 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 the finished The Great Race, a traditional Chinese story about the creation of the lunar calendar.

 

Technical Specifications

  2oz  1oz  1/2oz 
Year Date 2021 2021 2021
Silver Content (Troy oz) 0.5 
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 2 0.50
Fineness (% purity) 99.99 99.99 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 62.213 31.107 15.553  
Maximum Diameter (mm) 50.80   40.90   32.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 4.80 3.50 2.90
Maximum Mintage 2,000 7,500 5,000
Issue Limit  1,000 5,000 4,000
Coin Finish Proof
Legal Tender Australian Legal Tender
Effigy Jody Clark design of H.M Queen Elizabeth II
Designer Ing Ing Jong

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