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2021 Year of the Ox Gold Plated Medallion - Medal

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Technical details
  • 02.12.2020
  • Ying-Min Chu, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Sunshine Mint International Ltd
  • 0.999 silver with gold plating
  • 1oz
  • -
  • 40mm
  • -
About 2021 Year of the Ox Gold Plated Medallion

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.