Silver Kilo 2021 Year of the Ox, RAM, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Kilo 2021 Year of the Ox, RAM, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Kilo 2021 Year of the Ox, RAM

The Australian one kilo silver piece (abbreviated as 1 kg and designated with Ag for "silver") is a bullion 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 massive one kilogram silver coin with a face value of $30 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:
The second sign in the lunar calendar, the Ox is a quiet achiever. In 2021, we celebrated the Year of the Ox and the dependable, patient souls born under this sign. Coins are a traditional gift for Chinese New Year, celebrated worldwide. Good luck and good fortune.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage 100
Obverse
Australia / Silver Kilo 2021 Year of the Ox, RAM - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait" worldwide but "Sixth Portrait" in Australia, where the Queen's portrait by Vladimir Gottwald was fifth).

The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen mother) in 1937.

Unlike on British coinage, the effigy is "uncouped" (includes the Queen's shoulders). In small letters on the left, the artist's initials JC (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 · 30 DOLLARS ·.

The effigy, legend and face value are in a small circle, surrounded by a decorative border.

Around the rim outside that circle, the twelve animals of the Lunar Calendar walking counter-clockwise: rat, pig, dog, rooster, monkey, goat, horse, snake, dragon, rabbit, tiger and an ox; the ox is on top.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 30 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Silver Kilo 2021 Year of the Ox, RAM - 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.

Below that, the precious metal content: 1 kg .999 Ag (one kilogram of 99.9% silver; Ag is abbreviated from the Latin "Argentum" and is used internationally on silver bullion coinage).

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 1 oz .999 Ag
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Proof FDC.
Packaging: in deluxe timber display box and red shipper, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
RAM Product Code: 10981
Date of issue: 7 April 2022.
Issue price: AU$ 1,900.00

The coin design was 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 Kilo ($30), 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 (65) coins of type: Silver Kilo (1 kg)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Kilo 1991 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 150 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 1992 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 47,348 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 1992 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 13,550 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 1994 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 32,781 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 1994 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 1995 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 11,721 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 1995 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 1996 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 8,961 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 1996 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 1997 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 7,967 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 1997 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 450 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2000 Sydney Olympics 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2000 · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2007 Year of the Pig, Bullion 7,058 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA ·30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2009 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA ·30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2010 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2011 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2011 Year of the Rabbit (500) Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1KG 999 SILVER 2011 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2012 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2013 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2014 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2015 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015 · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2015 Lest We Forget (500) Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015 · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2016 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2016 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2016 Australian Olympic Team 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016 · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2017 Year of the Rooster unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1KG 9999 Ag 2017 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2017 Year of the Rooster, RAM 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017 · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2017 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2017 Australian Kangaroo 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2017 Australian Koala 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2018 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2018 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2019 Year of the Pig, RAM 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Silver Kilo 2019 Year of the Pig, Perth Mint (1,000) Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 KG 9999 Ag 2019 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2019 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2019 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2020 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS · 1990 2020
Silver Kilo 2020 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2020 Bull and Bear 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 KILO 9999 Ag 2020 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2020 Year of the Rat 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2020 Year of the Mouse unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 KILO 9999 Ag 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2020 Qantas 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Silver Kilo 2020 Australian Olympic Team 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Silver Kilo 2021 Year of the Ox, Coloured 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 KILO 9999 Ag 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2021 Year of the Ox, Perth Mint unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 KILO 9999 Ag 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2021 Year of the Ox, RAM 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2021 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2021 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2022 Year of the Tiger, Perth Mint unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 KILO 9999 Ag 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2022 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2022 Year of the Tiger, RAM 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2022 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2022 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2023 Year of the Rabbit, RAM 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2023 Year of the Rabbit, Perth Mint unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 KILO 9999 Ag 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2023 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2023 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2023 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2024 Year of the Dragon, Perth Mint unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 1 KILO 9999 Ag 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2024 Year of the Dragon, RAM 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA 2024 · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2024 Australian Kookaburra unknown King Charles III - Portrait by Dan Thorne CHARLES III AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2024 Australian Koala unknown King Charles III - Portrait by Dan Thorne CHARLES III AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
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Silver Kilo 2021 Year of the Ox, RAM: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Kilo (1 kg)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value30 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage100
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerBronwyn King
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size99.9500 mm
Thickness16.8000 mm
Mass1,000.0000 g
OCC IDBVYX-EWRC-XMZM-OJZN
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Silver Kilo 2021 Year of the Ox, RAM: Photo 2021 $30 Lunar Year of the Ox 1kg Silver Proof Coin / thumbnail 2021 $30 Lunar Year of the Ox 1kg Silver Proof Coin
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Silver Kilo 2021 Year of the Ox, RAM: Photo 2021 $30 Lunar Year of the Ox 1kg Silver Proof Coin / thumbnail 2021 $30 Lunar Year of the Ox 1kg Silver Proof Coin
Copyright: Royal Australian Mint
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Silver Kilo 2021 Year of the Ox, RAM: Photo 2021 $30 Lunar Year of the Ox 1kg Silver Proof Coin / thumbnail 2021 $30 Lunar Year of the Ox 1kg Silver Proof Coin
Copyright: Royal Australian Mint
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