2021 $25 Year of the Ox 1/4oz .9999 Gold Bullion Coin
Swan Bullion is proud to present the Royal Australian Mint’s second release in its Lunar Investment Series – gold and silver investment coins celebrating the Lunar Year of the Ox. Honouring the Chinese zodiac, the series has proved popular at home and abroad.
Celebrating the Year of the Ox, the Royal Australian Mint has added the gold 1/4oz size to the investment series. Lunar New Year is celebrated throughout the world, and coins are considered to be a traditional gift. Featuring the lovely and gentle Rabbit and the Lunar calendar wheel, this coin is an auspicious gift or collectible.
The Ox is the second animal in the Chinese zodiac and is associated with agriculture so represents hard working and honest characteristics.
HISTORY & SIGNIFICANCE
The Chinese zodiac is based on the lunar calendar and features 12 animals that represent each year in a 12-year cycle. A popular system across south-east Asia, each animal of the Chinese zodiac and its characteristics are said to influence people born in the corresponding year. The Royal Australian Mint created a new investment series based on the Chinese zodiac with the inaugural release – the Lunar Year of the Rat – selling quickly when it hit the market in 2020.
Struck by the Royal Australian Mint from 1/4oz of 99.99% pure gold, each coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965 and has a maximum mintage of 5,000.
The reverse features a bull among willow branches, designed by Bronwyn King. Also includes the inscriptions “YEAR OF THE OX” and the Chinese character for ox, as well as the coins weight and fineness.
The obverse of each coin bears the Lunar calendar wheel, rotated so that the ox is shown at the top. It also features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II designed by Jody Clark as well as the monetary denomination and 2021 year-date.
Each bullion coin is presented in a protective capsule.
|Gold Content (Troy oz)||0.250|
|Monetary Denomination (AUD)||25.00|
|Fineness (% purity)||99.99|
|Obverse Designer||J. Clark|
|Reverse Designer||B. Scott|
ABOUT THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN MINT
The Royal Australian Mint is the sole producer of all Australia’s circulating coins. Opened in 1965 and situated in the Australian federal capital city of Canberra, in the suburb of Deakin, the Mint is also a very popular tourist destination for visitors and locals alike. Swan Bullion Company is proud to be an authorised distributor for The Royal Australian Mint’s bullion and numismatic products.