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For 2009, the Perth Mint's internationally renowned Australian Lunar Silver Coin Series II celebrated the Year of the Ox, the second animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.

These superb quality releases are perfect for people born in "ox" years; 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997 and in 2009 ; who are regarded as creative, contradictory, self-assertive and sociable.

The reverse of each coin depicts an ox and a calf standing in a field. There are mountains in the background, and the oxen appear to be looking right at us. The Chinese character for "ox" and the inscription "Year of the Ox" also appear in the design along with The Perth Mint's traditional mintmark, the year and weight. As well as appealing to silver coin collectors, these outstanding releases also make great gifts for people born in any year "ruled" by the Chinese lunar goat.

With a worldwide mintage of only 300000 they are sure to be a real favourite.


The Perth Mint opened in 1899 as the British Royal Mint's 3rd branch in Australia. The historical Hay Street location handled gold refining until moving to a modern facility in April 1990. Ownership of the mint was transferred to the Government of Western Australia in July of 1970. Under an agreement with the Commonwealth Treasury, they were empowered to mint and market gold, silver, and platinum as Australian legal tender to investors and collectors worldwide. Today, they are amongst the elite world mints whose pure gold, silver, and platinum items are trusted without question. Items such as the Australian Nugget, Silver Coin Series (Kangaroo, Kookaburra, Koala, and Platypus to name a few), as well as the Australian Lunar Gold and Silver Coin Series are extensively sought after by bullion investors worldwide.

Lightly Used
Perth Mint
Ian Rank Broadley (obverse)
Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II with the words "Elizabeth II Australia 1 Dollar 1 oz 999 Silver 2009"
Ox and a calf standing in a field with mountains in the background and the words "Year of the Ox" and the Chinese symbol for "ox"
1 oz