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1997 Australian Lunar Ox 1 oz Gold Coin NGC MS70

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The Lunar Ox is the second animal in the 12-year cycle of the Zodiac. The Chinese Lunar Calendar follows a 12-year cycle that restarts each time the cycle has completed. In 1997, Perth Mint was in the early stages of its massively popular Lunar Series collections. Today, you have the opportunity to get 1997 Australian Lunar Ox 1 oz Gold Coins online in perfect condition from Provident Metals.


  • Arrives with a protective NGC plastic slab!
  • 2nd year of offering in the Lunar Series I program!
  • Limited number of certified perfect gold coins!
  • Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
  • The face value of $100 (AUD) is backed by the Commonwealth of Australia.
  • Graded Mint State 70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
  • On the obverse is a bust of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • The reverse includes an ox.

The Lunar Series I collection was the beginning of a design concept that would go on to gain massive popularity with investors and collectors. When the Lunar Series I program started, it featured only gold bullion coins. Silver bullion coins were introduced in 1999 in the collection and platinum bullion coins later debuted in 2020 as the Lunar Series III program launched.


On the obverse of 1997 Lunar Ox 1 oz Gold Coins, you will find a bust of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is shown in right-profile relief with the George IV State Diadem in a design that was created in 1985 by Raphael Maklouf. Inscriptions on this side read ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA, and 100 DOLLARS.


The reverse side of the 1997 Australian Lunar Ox Gold Coin comes with an image of an ox. This design honors the power of the mighty ox as the second animal in the 12-year cycle of the Zodiac. Inscriptions here read 1997, 1 OZ 9999 GOLD, and the Chinese symbol for an ox.


A staple of the Lunar Series coinage at Perth Mint has been the use of not only new designs for each year in a given 12-year cycle, but also the use of separate designs for the reverse of the gold and silver versions.


1997 Australian Lunar Ox 1 oz Gold Coins available here come in perfect condition. Mint State 70 coins have full, original mint luster with no detractions.

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Product Details

Year 1997
Condition MS70
Grading Service NGC
Mint Mark P - Perth Mint
Metals Purity .999
Producer Perth Mint
Thickness 2.8 mm
Diameter 32.1 mm
Condition Uncirculated
Denomination $100 AUD
Country Australia
Designer (Obverse) Raphael Maklouf
Designer (Reverse) Jovan Radanovich
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Lunar Series I
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging NGC Plastic Slab
Packaging Dimensions 3.3 x 2.4 x 0.4
Metal Content 1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 4002469