Lunar Series coins have been available from the Perth Mint since 1996. However, it wasn’t until 2020 that these collections gained a platinum coin. With the debut of the Lunar Series III collection in 2020, the Perth Mint introduced its first-ever platinum lunar coin. This option continues throughout the series and is available in the year-two release of the Lunar Ox. Today, 2021 1 oz Australian Platinum Lunar Ox Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Available to you in an individual acrylic capsule!
- 2nd year of issue in the Lunar Series III collection!
- Limited mintage of only 5,000 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9995 pure platinum in BU condition.
- The face value of $100 (AUD) is fully backed by the Australian government.
- On the obverse is Queen Elizabeth II.
- The reverse depicts an adult ox amidst bamboo stalks.
- Created by Ing Ing Jong.
The Perth Mint introduced its first platinum coins in 1987, but never issued platinum on a regular, annual basis. The introduction of platinum bullion coins by the Perth Mint increased in recent years with the release of the Australian Platinum Kangaroo in 2018, followed quickly by the Australian Platinum Lunar Series III coins in 2020.
All of these 2021 1 oz Australian Platinum Lunar Ox Coins are available to you for purchase in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The coins are individually packaged inside of acrylic capsules and come with the lowest mintage cap among the bullion coins in the Lunar Series III collection. Only 5,000 of these platinum coins are available and the previous release of the Year of the Mouse sold out.
On the obverse side of 2021 1 oz Australian Platinum Lunar Ox Coins is an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is shown here in right-profile relief with the George IV State Diadem Crown. The Queen’s portrait includes her neckline and shoulders in a monarch bust for the first time on Australian coins since 1966.
The reverse face of the 2021 1 oz Australian Platinum Lunar Ox Coins includes a depiction of a single adult ox. While the silver coins feature an adult ox and a young calf, the platinum coin shares the gold design from the Lunar Series III collection. This design shows a strong bull ox standing with one front leg slightly raised as it is surrounded by bamboo stalks.
The ox is the second in the 12-year cycle of the Zodiac. These powerful agricultural animals are associated with hard work and diligence, with those born under its sign believed to kind, intelligent, and honest.
Please contact JM Bullion with any questions you might have about these platinum coins. Our customer service team is available at 800-276-6508, online through our live chat, and using our email address.