The 2009 Australian Lunar Ox 1/2oz Silver Coin features an ox and calf on grass. The Chinese character for ‘Ox’ and the inscription 'Year of the Ox' also appears in the design with The Perth Mint's 'P' mintmark.
The coin's obverse bears a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, the year-date, weight, fineness and the monetary denomination.
- Weighs 1/2 Troy Ounce and is struck in 999.0 Fine Silver.
- Minted by The Perth Mint, Australia.
- Struck to a Bullion finish.
- Diameter: 36.60mm. Thickness: 2.30mm.
The Lunar Ox is the second of the 12 animals in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.
The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar Ox include 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, and 2021. Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be kind, honest and earnest people who think logically and make great leaders.