This is the 1997 one ounce gold year of the ox lunar coin from Australia's Perth Mint.
These Australian gold bullion coins are beautifully designed and struck to a high quality finish. Each 24 carat gold coin comes in a protective capsule.
The issue limit for these collectable coins was officially 30,000, but the declared mintage from the Perth Mint was only 13,709 coins.
The Perth Mint's lunar coins are highly sought after by coin collectors and investors. The Chinese Lunar Calendar is based on a 12 year cycle, each year in the cycle is associated with a different animal. The Perth Mint started issuing series of Chinese Lunar Calendar Coins, in gold and silver, in 1996, which was the Year of the Rat. We rarely manage to buy any of the older years from Series I, which tend to be very hard to source.
The ox is the second animal in the lunar calendar, and those born under it are thought to be strong, determined and dependable. Other year of the ox include 1961, 1973, 1985, 2009 and 2021.
Raphael Maklouf created the third coin portrait of HM The Queen, which appears on the obverse of this coin with the inscription:
ELIZABETH AUSTRALIA·100 DOLLARS·
The reverse shows an ox standing on grass, with its head facing to the right. The Chinese character for ox is in the inscription, alongside:
1997 1OZ 9999 GOLD
|Weight / Size||1 Ounce|
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||1|
|Fineness / Carat||0.9999 / 24|
|Obverse Designer||Raphael Maklouf|
|Reverse Designer||Perth Mint Engravers|
|Issuing Monarch||Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)|
|Mint / Brand||Perth Mint|
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Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.
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