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2021 Year of the Ox  Royal Australian Mint Releases

2021 Year of the Ox Royal Australian Mint Releases

Sep 04, 2020

2021 50c Uncirculated Tetra-Decagon Coin - Year of the Ox

In 2021 we celebrate the second of the twelve-year cycle in the Chinese Lunar Calendar, with the Year of the Ox. People who are born under this sign are said to have characteristics of open minds, tolerance and strength. This tetra-decagon shaped coin will make an ideal addition to a collection or an auspicious traditional gift for Chinese New Year.

Sheng Xiao, the Chinese Zodiac, has a twelve-year cycle, with each year represented by one of twelve animals. Each animal has its own unique characteristics that are shared by people born under their sign. 2021 is the Year of the Ox, the second sign in the Zodiac. People born under the sign of the Ox are honest, industrious and active.

The Chinese calendar also rotates through the elements of earth, fire, water, metal and wood as part of a larger 60-year cycle. In 2021 we honour the Metal Ox, and people born under this sign are expressive and responsible.

  • The ninth released in the series
  • Packaged in a red presentation card
  • Unique tetra-decagon shape, exclusive to this coin series
  • Coin’s reverse features an artistic design of a powerful Ox
  • Coin’s obverse features Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II effigy sculpted by Jody Clark
  • Australian legal tender

2021 $5 1oz Silver Proof Domed Coin - Year of the Ox

Celebrating the Year of the Ox, the Royal Australian Mint has released this 2021 $5 Domed Fine Silver Proof Coin. Chinese New year is celebrated throughout the world, and coins are considered to be a traditional gift. Featuring the patient and level-headed Ox and the lunar calendar wheel, this coin is an auspicious gift or collectible.

The Ox is the second sign in the Chinese Zodiac. According to legend, the order of the animals in the Zodiac was determined by a Great Race, in which the Jade Emperor urged the animals to cross a swift river. The industrious Ox was likely to win, but clever Rat hitched a ride on the Ox’s head and jumped off to claim first place. The humility and patience exhibited by the Ox is said to be characteristic of people born under this sign.

The reverse of this 2021 $5 Domed Fine Silver Proof Coin features the Ox standing in an active and energetic pose, surrounded by willow branches that represent the humility of the original ‘Quiet Achiever’. The obverse bears the lunar calendar wheel, rotated so that the Ox is show at the top, along with the Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

  • 1 oz of silver in a magnificent domed proof finish
  • Reverse features the Ox and willow branches
  • Coin’s obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II designed by Jody Clark and the lunar calendar wheel rotated so that this year the Ox takes pride of place
  • Presented in a display case with outer box
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Australian legal tender

2021 $1 1/2 oz Silver Frosted Ingot - Year of the Ox

The hardworking and patient Ox is the second sign in the Chinese Zodiac. In 2121 we celebrate the Year of the Ox with this exquisite 2021 $1 ½ oz Silver Ingot. A beautiful and auspicious collectible or gift for Chinese New Year, or for those born in the Year of the Ox.

According to the Chinese Zodiac, the Ox, which is the second of twelve signs, is the original ‘Quiet Achiever’. Blessed with the character traits of strength, determination and dependability, those born under the sign of the Ox are also patient and maintain good interpersonal relationships.

On this silver ingot the Ox is depicted in an active and busy stance, surrounded by the branches of the willow which represent humility.

Chinese New Year is celebrated across the globe. Coins and money are considered to be traditional and lucky gifts. This beautifully designed ingot is a tasteful and auspicious gift to celebrate 2021, honour those born under the sign of the Ox, or as part of a collection.

  • Silver $1 ingot celebrating 2021 as the Year of the Ox
  • Uncirculated finish
  • Presented in a capsule within a box
  • Reverse features the Ox and willow branches.
  • Coin’s obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II designed by Jody Clark and set with willow branches.
  • Australian legal tender