2009 Year of the Ox Gold Coin

2009 Year of the Ox Gold Coin

The second release within the Australian Lunar Series II featured the Year of the Ox. The Perth Mint offered an array of both bullion and numismatic coin options. The most popular bullion option achieved a sell out of the full maximum mintage.

The reverse design carries a depiction of an o lying in a field of grass with some bamboo branches visible above. The Chinese character for ox appears with the inscription “Year of the Ox” present below the image. The Perth Mint’s “P” mint mark appears between the bamboo branches. The obverse design features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley. Inscriptions beneath the effigy include the precious metal weight and purity, the legal tender denomination, and the “2009” date.

People born within the date range of January 26, 2009 to February 14, 2010 are said to have been born in the Year of the Ox. They are believed to be calm, confident, and determined individuals, which can allow them to make great leaders.

The Perth Mint offered two bullion options with maximum mintages. These were the 10 kilo size with a limit of 100, and the 1 ounce size with a limit of 30,000, which completely sold out. Another seven different sizes were offered with unlimited mintages.

Numismatic products offered for collectors included proof versions in 1 ounce, 1/4 ounce, and 1/10 ounce sizes. These were offered either individually or within a three coin set. Colored versions of the gold coins were also offered across five different sizes.Separate product limits were established for each numismatic product option.

Bullion Mintages

Denomination Weight Maximum Mintage Declared Mintage
$30,000 10 kg 100 0
$3,000 1 kg Unlimited 79
$1,000 10 oz Unlimited 153
$200 2 oz Unlimited 1,338
$100 1 oz 30,000 30,000
$50 1/2 oz Unlimited 5,054
$25 1/4 oz Unlimited 7,750
$15 1/10 oz Unlimited 10,836
$5 1/20 oz Unlimited 5,971

Numismatic Mintages

Product Maximum Mintage Declared Mintage
Three Coin Proof Set (1 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz) 3,000 967
Individual 1 oz Proof Coin 3,000 647
Individual 1/4 oz Proof Coin 5,000 1,308
Individual 1/10 oz Proof Coin 5,000 1,764
1 oz Colored Coin 6,000 537
1/2 oz Colored Coin 8,000 583
1/4 oz Colored Coin 8,000 3,069
1/10 oz Colored Coin 50,000 19,762
1/20 oz Colored Coin 50,000 23,604