Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold
Struck from 99.99% pure gold in proof quality, the 2009 releases are available as individual 1oz, 1/4oz and 1/10oz coins and a Three-Coin Set. (1oz denomination shown in obverse illustration.)
Year of the Ox Design
The reverse of each coin depicts an ox lying on grass with bamboo branches above. As well as the inscription ‘Year of the Ox’ and the Chinese character for ‘ox’, the design also incorporates The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, each coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse.
The Perth Mint will release no more than:
- 3,000 individual 1oz coins
- 5,000 individual 1/4oz coins
- 5,000 individual 1/10oz coins
- 3,000 Three-Coin Sets (1oz, 1/4oz, 1/10oz)
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Each coin and set is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Gold Proof Lunar Series II coins are housed in elegant oval-shaped display cases featuring a granite-like base and a glossy timber-effect lid. Each case comes in an illustrated shipper.
Great Gift Idea
As well as appealing to proof quality gold coin collectors, these outstanding releases also make great gifts for people born in any year ‘ruled’ by the Chinese Lunar ox – including 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997 and 2009.
Find out more about the Chinese Lunar Calender and Year of the Ox here.
In 2009, the popular Australian Lunar coin series celebrates the Year of the Ox.