The Lunar Series III collection from the Perth Mint is the third of its kind from the Western Australia-based mint. With a rich history in lunar-themed collections that dates back to 1996 when it debuted its first collection, the designs and options in Perth Mint Lunar Series only continue to grow with each new series. Right now, 2021 1 Kilo Silver Australian Lunar Ox Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of a protective acrylic capsule!
- Second year of availability for Lunar Series III coins from the Perth Mint!
- Mintage is unlimited through 2021!
- Consists of One Kilogram, or 32.15 Troy ounces, of .9999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $30 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- The obverse of the coin depicts Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse is an image of an adult ox with its young calf.
- Art created by Ing Ing Jong.
Each of the individual 2021 1 Kilo Silver Australian Lunar Ox Coins available here comes in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. These large 1 Kilo silver coins are packaged individually inside of protective acrylic capsules and boast an unlimited mintage. Perth Mint will only strike these coins to meet demand through the release of the next Lunar Series III coin in 2022.
2021 is the Year of the ox on the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The Zodiac follows a repeating 12-year cycle with each animal featured once in a turn through the cycle. The Year of the Mouse always leads off the cycle and the Year of the Pig concludes the cycle in its 12th year. The second issue is the Year of the Ox and honors the diligent, hard-working farm animal that has plowed fields for centuries at the guidance of human beings.
The obverse side of 2021 1 Kilo Silver Australian Lunar Ox Coins includes a sixth-generation effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is the longest-reigning monarch of England and has featured on Australian coins since 1953. This bust of the queen was created in 2015 by Jody Clark and came to Australian coins in 2018. The Queen is shown in right-profile relief with the George IV State Diadem Crown.
On the reverse face of 2021 Silver Australian Lunar Ox Coins, you will find the exclusive silver depiction of the Year of the Ox design. Here, an adult ox stands in the foreground with its young calf at its side. The distant background field features a humble farming village with its rolling fields visible. This side of the coins in the Lunar Series III collection has a microscopic security feature consisting of a single letter within the design field that is visible only under magnification.
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