Australian Lunar Series III

2021 Year of the Ox

Gold Proof 1oz

Meticulously crafted from pure gold 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 gold
  • 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. 

Magnificent Ox Reverse

Each coin’s reverse portrays a strapping ox amid bamboo, a symbol of virtue. The design includes the inscription OX 2021, the Chinese character for ‘ox’ and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

Issue Limits and Mintage

Just 1,000 1oz coins will be issued individually from a maximum mintage of 2,500; 3,500 individual 1/4oz coins from a maximum mintage of 5,000; and 2,500 1/10oz coins from a maximum mintage of 5,000.

Themed Shipper

Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, each coin comes in a prestigious red display case with a magnetic 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 they finished The Great Race, a traditional Chinese story about the creation of the lunar calendar. 


Technical Specifications

  1oz  1/4oz  1/10oz 
Year Date 2021 2021 2021
Gold Content (Troy oz) 0.25 0.10
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 100 25 15
Fineness (% purity) 99.99 99.99 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.107  7.777 3.111
Maximum Diameter (mm) 32.60 20.60 16.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 2.95 2.30 1.80
Maximum Mintage 2,500 5,000 5,000
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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