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Australia 2009-P Year of the Ox Chinese Lunar Zodiac $30 1 Kilogram Pure Silver Proof

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Size, purity and rarity (only 500 struck!) - the perfect storm of numismatic investment!

Sold out at the Mint! No small change here! This enormous, majestic coin represents a tremendous investment opportunity, struck in pure silver! The Perth Mint's most prestigious coins in its new Lunar Zodiac Series II are breathtakingly huge! At more than 100 mm in diameter, they are a full 4 inches across! This rarity 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).

An ox and her calf grazing contentedly Between the size of the tableau, the ultra-low mintage (only 500 total - truly rare!) & the beauty of the design, this coin can't fail to impress even the most jaded collector or investor! The only thing more impressive than this prodigious chunk of precious metal is our seemingly impossibly low price for such a rare and exceptional wonder!

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The 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’s 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.


Investment Note
An ox surveys the land It's obvious that this coin is gargantuan - it weighs one full kilogram of pure silver, and measures a full four inches in diameter and over a half-inch thick. But it's not just massive, this kilo silver proof is doubly rare! That's right, the total mintage is only five hundred, meaning only 500 people can ever enjoy the pride of ownership of this colossal beauty! Size, purity and rarity - the perfect storm of desirability make this a great buy and hold. Finally, consider how many poor collectors who, five or ten years into the series, are going to want this then-long-gone rarity for their collection! Don't delay, opportunity is knocking - answer the door and snap this one up while you can!

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Australia 2009-P Year of the Ox Chinese Lunar Zodiac $30 1 Kilogram Pure Silver Proof in boxObverse
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.

Specifications
Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2009
   
Face Value 30 Dollars
Weight 1001.002 g
Diameter 101 mm (4 inches!)
Gauge (Thickness)   14.60 mm
Mintage Limit 500
   
Finish Proof
Composition .999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered

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