This is the 2021 Australian Lunar Year of the Ox coin. This two ounce gold coin is part of The Perth Mint's Lunar Series III Collection.
Each coin is struck from 99.99% fine gold and comes in a presentation capsule.
The Perth Mint introduced their lunar coin series in 1996. Each coin celebrates a different Chinese zodiac sign, with each cycle lasting 12 years. Since the coins were introduced they have proven to be highly collectable, with most sizes selling out quickly.
The Chinese lunar Year of the Ox begins on 12th February, 2021. 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, 1997 and 2009.
The third series of lunar coins began with the 2020 Year of the Mouse coins. If you would like to start collecting we suggest you buy these first coins before it’s too late.
The 1oz, 2oz and 10oz gold Year of the Ox coins feature a micro-engraved letter within the design. It’s only visible under a magnifying glass giving buyers extra security when buying the coins.
The 2021 coin shows the Australian coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, by Jody Clark. The design shows Elizabeth from the shoulders upwards.
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA
2oz 9999 Au
As in previous years, the reverse was designed by Perth Mint designer, Ing Ing Jong. It shows an ox amongst some bamboo sticks. The Chinese character for 'ox' appears at the top, with "OX 2021" underneath.
|Weight / Size||2 Ounce|
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||2|
|Fineness / Carat||0.9999 / 24|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Reverse Designer||Ing Ing Jong|
|Mint / Brand||Perth Mint|
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