BULLIONMARK proudly presents the 1oz Lunar Ox Gold Coin (2021) from the Australian Lunar Series III by the Perth Mint.
This is the 2nd coin in a set of 12. The Perth Mint’s Lunar Series III began with the Year of the Mouse (2020), with one coin being released each year.
The Ox is the second of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. The Ox was about to be the first to arrive, but Rat tricked Ox into giving him a ride. Then, just as they arrived, Rat jumped down and landed ahead of Ox. Thus, Ox became the second animal.
The Ox is also associated with the Earthly Branch (地支—dì zhī) Chǒu (丑) and the hours 1–3 in the morning. In the terms of yin and yang (阴阳—yīn yáng), the Ox is Yang.
In Chinese culture, the Ox is a valued animal. Because of its role in agriculture, positive characteristics, such as being hardworking and honest, are attributed to it.
Recent years of the Ox are: 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009 and 2021.
Struck from 99.99% pure gold, these Australian legal tender coins would make an ideal gift for parents who had a child born during the period 12th February 2021 to 31st January 2022.
Buy the popular and highly collectible 1oz Lunar Ox Gold Coin today from your local gold and silver bullion dealer – BULLIONMARK!