We have recently found this backdated silver Ox during our move from our other showroom. It is quite a desirable and unusual year for us to still have in stock, in fact it is the only coin we have in our own collection from the last year of the Ox.
Interestingly in 2007 the Perth Mint decided to issue the 2008 Year of the Rat, 2009 Year of the Ox, and 2010 Year of the Tiger silver coins between 23rd July and 31st August. They did this to make sure that the silver and gold series were in phase with each other.
The obverses of these coins are dated 2007, the actual year of issue, while the reverse shows the main Lunar Calendar date 2009.
Features the Ox as photographed.