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Australia 2009-P Year of the Ox Chinese Lunar Zodiac $1 1 Ounce Pure Silver Dollar Proof

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Celebrate the Year of the Ox with this full proof (yet affordable!) one ounce, pure silver coin!

 

Sold out at the Mint!This large, impressive coin represents a tremendous value, struck in pure silver! The Perth Mint's Lunar Zodiac Series II coins are huge! At more than 45 mm in diameter, they are nearly 2 inches across! This beauty is made all the more desirable by the Mint's execution of this intriguing animal motif in pure silver, artistically rendered in full proof finish! The fields are deeply mirrored, with the design accented in frosty white cameo relief, further enhancing an already handsome design (which is even nicer looking than the mint-supplied images suggest). Between the large size, the low mintage (only 5,000!), & the beauty of the design and proof finish, we think you'll be impressed with this affordable, pure silver dollar!

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An ox and her calf grazing contentedlyThe Year of the Ox
Centuries ago, the Chinese invented a calendar based on the lunar (rather than the solar) cycle. There are twelve animals in the Chinese lunar zodiac, each corresponding in sequence to a year rather than a month.

 In 2009 we celebrate the Year of the Ox. According to tradition, people born during a Year of the Ox are said to exhibit that animal¬ís attributes. While everyone knows the saying "strong as an ox", the personality traits go much deeper than that. Ox personalities are tenacious, dependable, confident, patient, enduring, quiet, and systematic, with a kind, caring nature that enjoys helping others. They can be averse to risk, wary of new things, and stubborn at times.

This is the second annual release in the new Lunar Series II zodiac program that began in 2008.


Obverse
Australia 2009-P Year of the Ox Chinese Lunar Zodiac $1 Pure Silver Dollar in box A mother cow (a female ox) and her calf present a scene of supreme tranquility, standing in a field of grass with hills in the background.  The legend YEAR OF THE OX defines the theme. The Chinese character for "Ox" is at the top, while the Perth Mint's "P" mint mark is judiciously placed to the left, near the 8:30 position along the rim.

 Reverse
The reverse features Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl drop earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The legend 1 OZ 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity. The legends ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA and the denomination also appear.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside an elegant, red and black clamshell-style presentation case lined with black velvet & satin and protected by a full color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.
SpecificationsAn ox surveys the land
Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2009
   
Face Value One Dollar
Weight 31.135 g
Diameter 45.10 mm (nearly 2 inches!)
Gauge (Thickness)   2.60 mm
Mintage Limit 5,000
   
Finish Proof
Composition .999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered

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