Silver Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, High Relief, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, High Relief, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, High Relief

The Australian one ounce silver piece (abbreviated as 1 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.

The Lunar Series series was introduced in 1994 by the Perth Mint (the Royal Australian Mint started a parallel series later) and is dedicated to the Chinese Lunar Calendar and the Chinese Zodiac. Known as Sheng Xiao or Shu Xiang, it features twelve animal signs in this order: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. Boasting a history of more than 2,000 years, it plays an essential role in Chinese culture. The animals zodiac in a cycle are not only used to represent years in China, but also believed to influence people’s personalities, career, compatibility, marriage, and fortune.

This one-ounce silver coin with a face value of $1 was issued as part of the Perth Mint's Lunar Series III to mark the Chinese Year of the Ox (12 February 2021 - 31 January 2022).

The Mint says about it:
"First issued in 1995 and now in its third round, the long-running Australian Lunar Coin Series celebrates the animals of the Chinese zodiac with a sequence of annual designs portraying the mouse, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. These 2021 coins celebrate the Year of the Ox, whose rule over every second year in the 12-year lunar cycle is said to influence people born during 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009 and 2021.

According to Chinese mythology, the order of the animals in the ancient zodiac calendar was decided with a great race across a river. Traditional storytellers say the magnanimous ox offered to carry the mouse across the water - and thus it was that on the opposite bank the diminutive creature was able to leap from the ox’s head and claim first place!

Legend has it that each zodiac animal influences the personality of the people born under its ‘rule’. Those born in the Year of the Ox are said to possess the same qualities displayed by the kind, hardworking and determined creature who first participated in the fabled event."

This is the high relief version of the coin, which has a noticeably deep strike and is smaller in diameter and thicker than the regular silver ounce.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage3,888
Obverse
Australia / Silver Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, High Relief - 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 and the face value: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 1 DOLLAR.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content. "1 oz 9999 Ag" means "one ounce of 99.99% silver" - Ag is abbreviated from the Latin word for silver, Argentum.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 1 DOLLAR
Reverse
Australia / Silver Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, High Relief - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin, in high relief, "portrays a charming image of an ox and its calf with a cherry blossom tree, a symbol of love and beauty"; they are on a lake shore, with a Chinese mountain rural landscape behind.

Above left, the Chinese character for "ox" (pronounced niú under the Pinyin system) and, below that, OX and 2021.

The mint mark P of the Perth Mint is below right.

The face value and the precious metal content are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription 牛 OX 2021
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, high relief.
Packaging: in display case with a clear lid and an illustrated shipper. When aligned with the previous Year of the Mouse shipper and future shippers from the series, the illustration forms a diorama depicting all 12 animals in the order the finished The Great Race, a traditional Chinese story about the creation of the lunar calendar. There is a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Item ID: 3S2136DAAA
Issue price: AU$ 125.00, US$ 87.55

See also

Year of the Ox 2021 coins issued by the Perth Mint include:
- Australia, Platinum Ounce ($1), Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Gold Ten Ounces ($1,000), Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Gold Two Ounces ($200), Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Gold Ounce ($100) High Relief, Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Gold Ounce ($100), Year of the Ox 2021 (with coloured version)
- Australia, Gold Half Ounce ($100), Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Gold Quarter Ounce ($25), Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Gold Tenth-Ounce ($15) Coloured, Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Gold Tenth-Ounce ($15), Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Gold Twentieth-Ounce ($5) Coloured, Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Gold Twentieth-Ounce ($5), Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Silver Ten Kilos ($300), Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Silver Kilo ($30) First Design, Coloured, Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Silver Kilo ($30), Year of the Ox 2021 (with coloured and gold insert versions)
- Australia, Silver Five Ounces ($8) - High Relief, Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Silver Five Ounces ($8), Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Silver Two Ounces ($2) - Antique, Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Silver Two Ounces ($2) with coloured version, Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Silver Two Ounces ($2) Coloured, Year of the Ox 2021 - ANDA Special
- Australia, Silver Ounce ($1) with Opal, Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Silver Ounce ($1), Year of the Ox 2021 High Relief
- Australia, Silver Ounce ($1), Year of the Ox 2021 (with coloured and gilded versions)
- Australia, Silver Half Ounce (50 cents), Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Silver Quarter Ounce (25 cents) First Design, Coloured, Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Silver Quarter Ounce (25 cents) Coloured, Year of the Ox 2021
- Australia, Aluminium Bronze $1 in Year of the Ox 2021 PNC
- Tuvalu, Fifth-Ounce Gold, Year of the Ox 2021 - Prosperity
- Tuvalu, Fifth-Ounce Gold, Year of the Ox 2021 - Longevity
- Tuvalu, Fifth-Ounce Gold, Year of the Ox 2021 - Success
- Tuvalu, Silver Half Ounce (50 cents), Baby Ox - Coloured

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Silver Ounce 2020 Beneath the Southern Skies unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
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Silver Ounce 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, High Relief 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
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Silver Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, High Relief: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Lunar Series
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage3,888
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerIng Ing Jong
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.600 mm
Thickness6.100 mm
Mass31.107 g
OCC IDYRVP-OVRC-DRNW-ODQG
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