In 2017, the Republic of Rwanda gained its own lunar-themed series. The program launched in 2017 during the 10th year of the 12-year cycle of the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Known as the Zodiac, the 12-year cycle identifies the animals of the lunar calendar who also share characteristics with those individuals born under the sign of the animal in a given year. Now, 2021 1 oz Silver Rwandan Lunar Ox Coins are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you in a protective plastic flip or a sealed sheet of 10 coins!
- Fifth year of availability for the Silver Rwandan Lunar Ounce coins!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of 50 Francs (RWF) by the Republic of Rwanda.
- The obverse side of the coin depicts an ox in left-profile relief.
- On the reverse is the Rwandan coat of arms.
The animals featured in the 12-year cycle of the Zodiac are purposely arranged within the calendar. Each animal is positioned in the cycle as it arrived at a meeting called by the Jade Emperor. Chinese mythology suggests the mouse was the first to arrive at the meeting and the pig was the last to make it to the meeting. As such, the mouse is first in the cycle and the pig last.
The Year of the Ox is the second in the Zodiac. It is said that the mouse was leading the race to meet the Emperor, but faced a challenge when it came across a raging river on its path. As the ox caught up and began to wade across the river with its powerful frame, the mouse hopped onto the ox’s head and hid in its ear until it was across the river and nearer to the meeting with the Jade Emperor, eventually leaping off to arrive first.
In the obverse design of the 2021 1 oz Silver Rwandan Lunar Ox Coin, you will find the image of a large ox. The powerful beast’s frame is captured in the standard “stained-glass” visual appeal with alternating polished and mirrored fields in the design to give texture to the appearance of the ox.
The reverse face of 2021 Silver Rwandan Lunar Ox Coins includes the Rwandan national coat of arms. The national emblem has a traditional clay pot at the center, branches of coffee and sorghum on either side, with traditional battle shields flanking the design on either side. The inscriptions on this side are in Kinyarwanda, the official tongue of Rwanda.
These 2021 1 oz Silver Rwandan Lunar Ox Coins are available to purchase individually or in multiples of 10. The individual silver coins for sale arrive with a protective plastic flip, while multiples of 10 are available in sealed sheets. All coins are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
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