Silver Half Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox - Ingot, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Half Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox - Ingot, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Half Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox - Ingot

The Australian half ounce silver piece (abbreviated as 1/2 oz and designated with Ag for "silver") is a bullion and commemorative coin format. Uniquely, in Australia there are two mints authorised to strike legal tender: the Royal Australian Mint (which also makes the country's circulating coinage) and the Perth Mint which only makes collector and bullion coins, as well as other bullion products.

Both mints endeavour to create coins with attractive designs, and to introduce new designs and themes often, in order to raise the numismatic value of the coins over the value of previous metal used.

This half-ounce silver ingot with a face value of $1 was issued as part of the Lunar Series of coins to mark the Chinese Year of the Ox (12 February 2021 - 31 January 2022).

The Mint says:
"To celebrate 2021, the year of the Metal Ox, the Royal Australian Mint has produced this beautiful 2021 $1 1/2 oz Silver Ingot. Featuring the powerful Ox standing amid willow branches to represent humility, the ingot honours those people born under the sign of the Ox, who are believed to be patient, honest and dependable. A brilliant and auspicious gift or collectible for Chinese New Year 2021."

The coins were issued boxed, in Brilliant Uncirculated grade, Royal Australian Mint Product Code: 10489, issue price: A$70.00.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / Silver Half Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox - Ingot - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown and the Victoria Coronation necklace worn for her Coronation. This is her effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait" worldwide and "Sixth Portrait" in Australia, in "uncouped" version - showing the Queen's shoulders and not terminating at the neck as the normal version.

On the left, in small letters on the Queen's shoulder, the artist's initials J.C (for Jody Clark).

Running continuously around the rim is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the face value: ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 1 DOLLAR ·.

The effigy, legend and face value are in a small circle, surrounded by willow branches.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Reverse
Australia / Silver Half Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox - Ingot - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows at its centre an ox, with willow branches above enclosing a crescent-shaped clear space with the inscriptions.

Above right, the Chinese character for "ox" (pronounced niú under the Pinyin system) and, on four lines, the inscription YEAR OF THE OX.

The designer's initials BK (for Bronwyn King) are to the right.

The face value and the date of issue are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription 牛 YEAR OF THE OX
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

The coin designs were approved by the Assistant Minister for Treasury and Finance in Currency (Australian Coins) Amendment (2020 Royal Australian Mint No. 2) Determination 2020 on 20 May 2020.

See also

Year of the Ox 2021 coins issued by RAM include:
- Gold Five Ounces, Year of the Ox 2021
- Gold Ounce, Domed, Year of the Ox 2021
- Gold Ounce, Year of the Ox 2021
- Gold Half Ounce, Year of the Ox 2021
- Gold Quarter Ounce, Year of the Ox 2021
- Silver Ounce ($5), Domed, Year of the Ox 2021
- Silver Ounce ($1), Year of the Ox 2021
- Silver Half Ounce, Rectangular Ingot, Year of the Ox 2021
- $1, Aluminium Bronze, Year of the Ox 2021
- $1, Aluminium Bronze, Good Luck 2021
- 50 Cents, Copper-Nickel, Year of the Ox 2021

All (26) coins of type: Silver Half Ounce (1/2 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Half Ounce 2011 Year of the Rabbit unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2 OZ 999 SILVER 2011 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2013 Newborn Baby unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2013 · 50 CENTS ·
Silver Half Ounce 2014 Newborn Baby unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2 OZ 999 Ag 2014 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2014 Merry Christmas 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2oz 999 SILVER 2014 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2015 Newborn Baby unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2 OZ 999 Ag 2015 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2016 Newborn Baby unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2 OZ 999 Ag 2016 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2016 Tiger Shark unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 CENTS ·
Silver Half Ounce 2017 Newborn Baby unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2 OZ 9999 Ag 2017 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2018 Newborn Baby unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2 OZ 9999 Ag 2018 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2018 Australian Kangaroo 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 CENTS ·
Silver Half Ounce 2019 Newborn Baby unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2 OZ 9999 Ag 2019 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2020 Newborn Baby unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2 OZ 9999 Ag 2020 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2020 Year of the Mouse unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2oz 9999 Ag 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2020 Qantas unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Silver Half Ounce 2020 Year of the Rat - Ingot unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Half Ounce 2020 Emu in the Sky 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Half Ounce 2020 The Seven Sisters 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Half Ounce 2020 Kangaroos at Dawn 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Half Ounce 2021 Newborn Baby unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2 OZ 9999 Ag 2021 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1/2oz 9999 Ag 50 CENTS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox - Ingot unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Half Ounce 2021 Dreaming Down Under - Kangaroo 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2021 AUSTRALIA · 50 CENTS ·
Silver Half Ounce 2021 Dreaming Down Under - Koala 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2021 AUSTRALIA · 50 CENTS ·
Silver Half Ounce 2021 Dreaming Down Under - Dingo 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2021 AUSTRALIA · 50 CENTS ·
Silver Half Ounce 2021 The Shark in the Stars 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Half Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger - Ingot unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 1 DOLLAR ·
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Silver Half Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox - Ingot: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Half Ounce (1/2 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Australian version)
Face Value50 (x Cent)
Mintageunknown
Mintage Limit10,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerBronwyn King
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRectangle
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size24.7 x 42.7 mm
Thickness3.000 mm
Mass15.591 g
OCC IDLGVB-ELDC-BMVK-EMPX
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