2021 Australian 1/2 oz Silver Lunar Ox Coin

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The gold and silver bullion community has long held a tradition of celebrating important cultural events with collectible commemorative coins. Considering the staggering international popularity of the Chinese Lunar Calendar, it makes sense that Perth Mint’s Lunar Series is a consistent favorite of bullion collectors. Perth’s newest coin in the Lunar III Series is the ½ Oz. Silver Lunar Ox Coin, which celebrates the upcoming 2021 Year of the Ox.

2021 is officially the Year of the Ox. According to the ancient Chinese Lunar Calendar, men and women born next year will possess the qualities of the ox. People born in the Year of the Ox are noted as extremely talented, but determined and modest. The Chinese Zodiac also includes elements for each year; 2021 is the Year of the Ox and the elemental year of metal.   


It’s pretty clear why a coin like this would be sentimentally valuable to someone expecting a child in 2021. The 2021 Silver Lunar Ox Coin would be an incredibly personal and valuable gift from a father or mother to a son. But it isn’t just people born in Years of the Ox who could see the massive appeal of the Lunar III series. The Chinese Lunar Calendar signs make for an exciting and fun collectible set of bullion coins capable of retaining solid value over time.   


Key Features:

  • Obverse: a beautiful Ox sits under a tree next to a calf. 
  • Reverse: The purity and value of the coin, as well as Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Delivered in collectible Perth Mint capsules. 
  • Officially backed by the Australian government. 
  • Approved for IRA self-holding. 
  • 99.99% pure silver.


This last point is especially valuable. It’s unlikely that silver bullion will depreciate in value over time, but the backing of the Australian government guarantees a new level of safety for this particular investment.   


The Lunar Series has always produced some of the most popular coins in Perth Mint’s extensive collection. The cultural significance of the Chinese Lunar Calendar obviously began within the country. But the tradition of celebrating the Chinese Zodiac has spread quickly all over the world. The Lunar Calendar provides us with some deep and uplifting insights into who we are– and who we might become.   


Though other weights exist for the silver bullion version of this Perth Mint commemorative coin, there’s a couple of reasons bullion collectors might prefer the ½ Oz. edition. To start, there’s a pretty clear liquidity benefit to having multiple coins with lower values. In the case of the need for liquid cash, collectors wouldn’t have to sell their larger bullion pieces in order to access the money they need.   


The Year of the Ox commences January 2021. Many bullion collectors might see the Perth Mint Lunar Series III as a great way to add sentimental value to their collection while also increasing their physical holdings. In any case, there’s no denying the impressive popularity and design of the majestic coins in this momentous cultural series. 




Perth Mint

Precious Metal



Perth Lunar Series III

Metal Content

5 Troy Ounces


.9999 Fine




BU (Brilliant Uncirculated)


Ing Ing Jong, Jody Clark


32.6 mm


2.6 mm



IRA Eligible


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