The most visually brilliant specimen in the Lunar Series III collection from the Perth Mint is the high-relief proof. Offered predominantly in 1 oz silver and 1 Kilo silver options with each of the 12 designs in lunar collections, the high-relief proof is the result of a special coining process. Today, 2021 1 oz Proof Silver Australian Lunar Ox Coins are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you inside of a presentation case and clear lid with a Certificate of Authenticity included!
- Second issue of the Silver Lunar Series III High Reliefs!
- Mintage limited to 3,888 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- The face value of $1 (AUD) is fully backed by the Australian government.
- On the obverse is Queen Elizabeth II.
- The reverse features two oxen.
- High-relief visuals.
- Artwork from Ing Ing Jong.
When high-relief proof coins are produced using a special process by mints. The silver blanks used in production are struck multiple times with the die under higher pressure levels than used for the coining of BU specimens. The result is a coin with a deeper visual background field and greater 3D relief on the design elements.
All of the 2021 1 oz Proof Silver Australian Lunar Ox Coins in this Silver.com listing come with a beautiful presentation case. The Perth Mint uses classic black presentation cases with a clear lid displaying the reverse field of the coin. The presentation case is housed within a themed Lunar Ox shipper and comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. A high-relief proof, these coins present frosted design elements with mirrored background fields.
On the obverse face of the 2021 Proof Silver Australian Lunar Ox is a depiction of Queen Elizabeth II. This effigy of Her Majesty was designed in 2015 and debuted on Australian coins for the first time in 2018. It depicts the Queen at the age of 89 with the George IV State Diadem Crown. The bust also includes the Queen’s neckline and shoulders, a first on Australian coins since 1966.
The reverse field of 2021 1 oz Proof Silver Lunar Ox Coins includes a depiction of two of the sturdy, reliable farm animals. Oxen have been used in human agriculture for thousands of years and are known to be dependable, diligent helpers. This design includes an adult ox in the foreground with its young calf, while a small farming village is shown in the background field.
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