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Perth Mint Ox Silver 0.5 oz Coin

The 2021 Australia 1/2 oz Silver Ox Lunar Coin – Series 3 from the Perth Mint is the third time the Ox has been featured on silver and gold coins in this famous Chinese Zodiac program. Perth Mint produced Year of the Ox bullion coins in 2009 and 1997. Each of these Brilliant Uncirculated silver coins are struck on 1/2 troy oz of .9999 fine (99.99% pure) silver and is encased in a clear protective capsule at the Perth Mint.

The reverse of the 2021 Lunar Ox 1/2 oz silver coin shows a protective mother ox, with her adoring calf looking up at her. The two bovines are standing under a flowering cherry tree. A farming village can be seen in the left distance. The Chinese character for Ox is inscribed on the field of the coin, beneath a branch of the cherry tree. Below is the English word for Ox and the date 2021.

This bucolic scene of the Chinese countryside was designed by Perth Mint artist Ing Jong.

The obverse of the 2021 Year of the Ox 1/2 oz silver coin features the profile of Queen Elizabeth II. As a former British Dominion, Australia has kept the British monarch as its symbolic leader. Elizabeth’s image is surrounded (from upper left) ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA, 50 CENTS, 1/2 OZ .999 Ag.