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2021 Year Of The Ox Coins

2021 Year Of The Ox Coins


The Chinese New Year celebration is coming up, and the Royal Canadian Mint will commemorate this occasion with special edition collectible coins featuring the symbol of 2021, the ox. In the Chinese zodiac, there are 12 animals that represent the new year on a revolving basis. For 2021, the mint will feature several Chinese lunar coins that show off the wonder of the new year's customs and bring culture and sophistication to your coin collection. Read more about Chinese Zodiac Coin products.

The Lunar Lotus Ox Coin

2021 Canada $15 Lunar Lotus: Year of the Ox Fine Silver Coin

The star of the Royal Canadian Mint's lunar coin collection is the 2021 lunar lotus ox coin. This $15 coin has been pressed in the shape of a lotus in pure silver. The coin features a beautiful depiction of the strong ox, surrounded by flowers. The Chinese character for the ox is prominent on the reverse side of the coin, complemented by a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.

The Mint's 2021 Ox Coin

2021 Canada $15 Year of the Ox Fine Silver Coin

Another gorgeous coin that would fit right into your collection is the mint's other shining star of the Chinese lunar coin set, the 2021 ox coin. This coin is minted in the traditional circular coin shape and has intricate designs celebrating the new year on it. The ox artwork shows off a determined, strong creature, ready to take on the challenges of the new year. This $15 coin is presented to collectors in pure silver.


The Significance of the Ox

Friday, February 12th is the official kick-off of the year of the ox for the Chinese New Year. The ox is the second animal on the Chinese zodiac and one of the most valued creatures in traditional Chinese society. Babies born in the year of the ox are thought to take on this steadfast, strong animal's character traits.


Personality Traits of This Sign

Those who are born under this sign may share similar personality traits associated with the ox. People born in the year of the ox may be hard workers who are determined to succeed. Some believe people under this sign are honest and logical. Individuals born during the year of the ox may also be too humble to seek praise and work hard simply because it's the right thing to do.


The Elements and the Ox

Each year, the Chinese zodiac also assigns an element to the time period to pair with the animal. The elements, such as water, wood, metal, fire and earth, also play a role in a person's character when born during that particular year. For 2021, the ox will be paired with the element metal. Babies born during the year of the ox paired with the metal element will have challenges early in their lives but will see financial success later.

Famous People Born Under This Sign

Since the year of the ox comes around every 12 years, there are plenty of famous people born under this sign. Several world leaders, including Barak Obama, Margaret Thatcher and Adolf Hitler, were born under the sign of the ox. Hollywood actors George Clooney, Meryl Streep and Jane Fonda were also born under the sign.

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The Year Ahead

Friday, February 12th is the official kick-off of the year of the ox for the Chinese New Year. The ox is the second animal on the Chinese zodiac and one of the most valued creatures in traditional Chinese society. Babies born in the year of the ox are thought to take on this steadfast, strong animal's character traits.

Mark the change of a new year with a commemorative silver coin. The Chinese New Year oxen coins make a great gift for someone born under this sign. Check out the selection of special edition coins for birthdays and other occasions from Colonial Acres.