Chinese Lunar symbols have melded into mainstream Canadian culture, and the Royal Canadian Mint is marking the 2021 Year of the Ox with this $15 pure silver coin containing just under one ounce of pure silver. The coin features a scalloped shape like the auspicious lotus flower. Because the flower rises from the mud and blooms in exquisite beauty, it symbolizes perfection and purity of both the heart and mind. It also represents long life and honor.
Celebrating the Year of the Ox and all those born under its influence, the coin presents the powerful Ox gently bowing its head beneath a branch of peach blossoms to reveal its kind and benevolent nature. The coin is double struck with a frosted cameo finish, the highest quality produced by the Royal Canadian Mint. HST/GST exempt. Mintage is limited to 15,888 pieces worldwide.
The Year of the Ox:
Anyone born after February 12th will be one of the most devoted individuals anyone would be blessed to know. The common expression “strong like an ox” isn’t just about physical strength; it also refers to the Ox’s mental fortitude. No matter how difficult a task may be, the Ox personality keeps going. While other zodiacs may rely on wit and cunning, the Ox achieves its goals through sheer tenacity and dedication. Its patience is legendary, but the quiet and introverted Ox will buck any injustice and take command if pushed too far. The Ox is fair-minded and a good listener, and will honour you with an unwavering bond.
Ox people are born in 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, and 2021. Famous “Ox people include Michael J Fox, Eric Lindros, Frank Mahovlich, Jim Carrey, Oscar Peterson, Marc Garneau, Neve Campbell, and Paul Coffy