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Lunar I Ox 1oz Gold Coin 1997


2,000.00 €

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Perth Mint
Perth Mint

Founded in 1899 in Perth, Australia. The Perth Mint holds the world record to mint the biggest gold coin with 1012 kg. Globally loved by investors for their high quality and wide range of investment and collectors coins.

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The 1997 Lunar Ox is the second coin in the highly successful Lunar I Gold coin series from the Perth Mint. Each year depicts a new animal design from the 12 year Chinese Lunar Calendar. The series began in 1996 with the “Year of the Mouse” and ended in 2007 with the “Year of the Pig”.

Product Highlights

  • The 1997 Lunar Ox gold coin contains 1 ounce of pure .9999 gold and has a limited mintage of 13,709 coins.

  • The Lunar Ox is produced by the Perth Mint, which is one of the most respected mints in the world.

  • The Lunar Ox is available in 1 oz, ¼ oz, 1/10 oz and 1/20 oz sizes.


The front side of the coin depicts a large, strong Ox standing on a field with head turned to the left. The image was designed by Jovan Radanovich. Below the Ox is the weight and purity of “1 OZ 9999 GOLD”. On the left outer edge is the Chinese character for Ox and the year of issue “1997”, which is engraved vertically. Surrounding the outer edge is an ornamental circle of dots.

The reverse side depicts the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II as a young women. The portrait was designed by artist and engraver Raphael Maklouf. The inscriptions around the outer edge are the name of the regent “ELIZABETH II”, the country of origin “AUSTRALIA” and the nominal value of “100 DOLLARS”. Similar to the front side, there is a circle of dots that surrounds the outer edge.

Product Details

Manufacturer: Perth Mint
Country of Origin: Australia
Series Name: Lunar I
Year of Issue: 1997
Diameter: 32.1 mm
Purity: 99.99% Gold
Fine Weight: 1 Ounce
Nominal Value: 100 Dollars


Metal Gold
Form Gold Coin
Country of Origin Australia
Manufacturer Perth Mint
Series Lunar I
Purity 999.9/1000
Fineweight 31.10 gram
Gross Weight 31.10 gram
Denomination (oz) 1 oz
Year of issue 1997
Grade Brilliant
Condition Circulated
Face value 100 AUD
Thickness 2.65 mm
Diameter 32.10 mm
Mintage 13709
Packaging single in Capsule
Packaging Unit 20 per roll
Large Packaging 2 100 per box
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