Australian Lunar Series III

2021 Year of the Ox

2oz Silver Antiqued Coin

Subject to an auspicious limited mintage featuring the lucky number ‘8’, this superb release from the popular Australian Lunar Coin Series III portrays the 2021 Year of the Ox design in exceptional detail with the tones and surface abrasions of an ancient artefact.

Key Features:

  • Proof quality 99.99% pure silver
  • Year of the Ox design in stunning high relief
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Limited mintage – 1,888
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • Presentation packaging 


  • Item Code 3S2106CGAA
  • Barcode 9327025043739
  • Maximum Mintage 1,888 
  • Release Date 8 January 2021 

Highlighting the second animal in the zodiac, this 2oz silver release portrays the 2021 Year of the Ox 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.

The Australian Lunar Series III 2021 Year of the Ox 2oz Silver Antiqued Coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 99.99% pure silver and issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. No more than 1,888 of these coins will be released worldwide.


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 Chinese pheasant in flight, a cherry blossom tree 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, the 2021 year-date and the monetary denomination. 

Technical Note

The coin has been individually ‘antiqued’ to give it a unique finish conveying the surface abrasions of an ancient artefact. As a result of this treatment the appearance of each coin may vary. 


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) 2
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 2
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g)


Maximum Dimensions (mm) 40.69 
Maximum Thickness (mm) 5.86 
Maximum Mintage 1,888 
Finish Antiqued
Legal Tender Australian Legal Tender
Effigy Jody Clark design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Designer Ing Ing Jong


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