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2021 Year of the Ox Gold Plated Medallion

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To Chinese, the year of their birth is significant in shaping the trajectory of their lives. Those born in the year of the Ox are thought to be dependable, diligent and determined. Their other positive traits are being hardworking, honest and healthy. This gold-plated silver proof medallion is a stunning memento of the Lunar New Year, and a very special gift for those born in the Year of the Ox.


  • Gold-plated, 1oz silver medallion
  • The first NZ Post lunar medallion to be minted from pure silver
  • Only 999 available worldwide
  • A great gift for someone born in the Year of the Ox.


The 2021 Year of the Ox medallion takes inspiration from the Chinese Nianhua poster tradition. These posters are created specifically to commemorate the arrival of a new year. The style of the posters has its origins in woodblock printing made popular during the Ming dynasty. Back then, various motifs were used, from portraits of immortal gods to illustrations of mythical stories and depictions of beautiful babies. By referencing the Nianhua poster, this medallion creates a connection between Chinese New Zealanders and the ancient cultural practices of mainland China.

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Finish: Proof
Composition: 0.999 silver with gold plating
Weight: 1oz
Diameter: 40mm
Edge treatment: Milled
Shape: Round
Obverse design: NZ Post obverse
Reverse design: Ox and babies
Designed by: Ying-Min Chu, Wellington, New Zealand
Worldwide mintage limit: 999
Mint: Sunshine Mint International Ltd