The Lunar Series II collection of coins from the Perth Mint are incredibly popular among investors and collectors alike. Launched in 2008, the program swiftly followed up the original Lunar Series from the mint and introduced new designs for each of the animals in the Chinese lunar calendar cycle. The 2009 1/2 oz Australian Gold Ox coins are currently available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside of protective plastic!
- 2nd coin issued in the Lunar Series II collection!
- Limited mintage of only 5,054 coins!
- Contains 1/2 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Issued a face value of $50 (AUD) by Australia.
- On the obverse is Queen Elizabeth II.
- The reverse features the image of an Ox.
Lunar Series II coins were unique and distinct from their precursors in the original Lunar Series collection of silver and gold bullion coins. The original series had simpler designs and fewer options. The Lunar Series II coins from the Perth Mint feature unique designs for the silver coin and gold coin individually.
There is a theme the Perth Mint followed in the design of its silver and gold coins. While the silver Lunar Series II coins often feature an adult with young animals, the gold coins typically feature just one animal from the species represented in the release. In the case of the 2009 Australian Gold Ox, a single ox is featured lying down in a field.
On the reverse of the 2009 1/2 oz Australian Gold Ox Coin is the image of an adult ox lying down in an outcrop of grass. There are bamboo branches reaching into the design field in the upper left, with the Chinese symbol for the word ox in the upper-right field and the phrase “Year of the Ox” below.
The obverse side of 2009 Australian Gold Ox Coins features the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s effigy depicted here is the fourth-generation design created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley for the Royal Mint of England. Engravings on this face include her name, the nation of issue, weight, purity, metal content, year of issue, and face value of the coins.
2009 1/2 oz Australian Gold Ox Coins are available to you inside of protective plastic. The Perth Mint struck the 1/2 oz gold coins in this year to meet demand, only coining the products through the end of 2009. The resulting mintage of the 2009 1/2 oz Australian Gold Ox finished at 5,054 coins in total, giving this bullion issue a very low mintage.
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