2021 1/2oz Lunar Series III Year of the Ox Silver Coin

Ox - Faithful, persistent, sympathetic
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Queensland Mint is proud to present the 2021 1/2 oz Australian Lunar Series Ox Silver Coin from The Perth Mint's Lunar Series.

Reputedly the oldest chronological record in history, the ancient Chinese Lunar Calendar dates back beyond 2,600 BC. Based on the appearance of the new moon, it associates a different animal with each year in the 12-year lunar cycle. According to legend, the order of the animals in Chinese astrology was determined by their race across a river. Unknown to the ox, the mouse hitched a ride on its back, leaping to victory at the very last second. The tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig followed the quick-thinking mouse and the flabbergasted ox to dry land. 

In Chinese culture, each animal is believed to influence the personality of the people born under its ‘rule’. Calm, confident and determined, people born in the Year of the Ox reject get-rich-quick schemes and are prepared to work hard to make their fortune. They are said to make good leaders, can be inspirational to others, usually make good parents, and possess an innate ability to achieve great things. Intelligent, tolerant, easy going and self-assured, they are often regarded as dependable, patient and modest.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1/2 oz or 15.55 g of 9999 Fine Silver
  • Australian Legal Tender with government backed purity guarantee and face value of $0.50
  • Protective plastic capsule

The coins portrays a stylised representation of an ox with its calf. In the background a village is depicted among mountains. Also included in the design is a cherry blossom tree, the Chinese character for ‘ox’, the inscription ‘OX 2021, along with the Perth Mint's traditional 'P' mintmark.

The coin’s obverse depicts the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the monetary denomination, the weight and fineness.

Queensland Mint would love to hear from you. Our customer service team is available by +617 3184 8300 or [email protected].

Products specifications

Product ID 511
Metal Silver
Purity 9999
Weight 1/2 oz
Grade Brilliant Uncirculated
Mint Perth Mint
Type Coin
Variant Ox
Series Lunar Series
Condition New Direct from Mint
Year 2021
Denomination $0.50
Superfund Approved No
Origin Australian
Theme Fauna
Monarch Elizabeth II