Australia’s 2021 Lunar Coin Pays Tribute to the Powerful Ox
Persistent, stubborn, honest, moody and quick-tempered — these are traits embodied by the Ox, a domesticated animal that has toiled in the fields of China for centuries. Seemingly able to endure almost anything, they seldom fear any hardships or difficulty. And, as a symbol of spring and fertility the ox is revered among the animals of China’s lunar calendar. And now it’s the theme for the second release in Australia’s Lunar Series III program that celebrates animals in the Chinese zodiac.
Chinese Culture Inspires Bucolic Design
Struck in a full ounce of 99.99% pure silver, the 2021 Australia Lunar Year of the Ox Silver Coin depicts an ox with its calf while in the background a bucolic village can be seen nestled at the foot of a mountain range. Above the ox is the Chinese symbol for “Ox” and the branch of blossoming cherry tree, a symbol of feminine beauty and love in Chinese culture. The design is made even more fantastic thanks to the proof finish. Each coin was expertly crafted by the artisans at Australia’s famed Perth Mint from hand-selected planchets, polished dies and multiple strikes to produce beautifully frosted details rising over mirror-like fields. You can even see the famous “P” mint mark just to the right of the mother ox.
In fact, each 2021 Australia One-Ounce Silver Lunar Year of the Ox Proof available here has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being in flawless Proof-70 (PF70) condition, a distinction that means these perfectly-graded proofs have ZERO imperfection — showing all features and fields exactly as the engraver and mint intended. In addition, NGC has certified that these proofs are First Releases (FR) coins, a designation that means they were received by NGC or an NGC-approved depository within the first 30 days of their release.
Each coin will also be accompanied by its original government packaging from the mint consisting of a classic display case with a clear lid inside an illustrated shipper sleeve. You will also receive a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Just 7,500 of these 2021 Lunar Series III One-Ounce Silver Year of the Ox Proofs will ever be struck so break free from the yoke of indecision and reserve one to your cart today!
SECOND RELEASE IN AUSTRALIA’S LUNAR SERIES III – This coin is the second release in Australia’s Lunar Series III program that celebrates animals in the Chinese zodiac. The coin depicts an ox and its calf along with the Chinese symbol for “Ox.” The coin’s obverse shows the Jody Clark effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
STRUCK IN HIGHLY PURE SILVER – Each Silver Lunar Year of the Ox Proof was struck by Australia’s Perth Mint in one ounce of 99.99% pure silver and measures 40.9 mm in diameter.
AUSTRALIAN LEGAL TENDER – These 2021 Australia One-Ounce Silver Lunar Year of the Ox Proofs are $1 legal tender in Australia.
PERFECT PROOF CONDITION – Your 2021 Australia One-Ounce Silver Lunar Year of the Ox Proof has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) in perfect proof-70 (PF70) condition.
KEY FIRST RELEASES CERTIFICATION – NGC has certified your proof to be a First Releases (FR) coin, meaning that it was among the first struck by the mint and was verified within the first 30 days of issue.
LOW LIMITED EDITION – The maximum worldwide mintage for these coins has been set at just 7,500.
Australia’s foray into the animals of the Chinese Zodiac continues with a third series —which continues with this One-Ounce Silver Lunar Ox Proof. Reserve yours now and beat the rush!