2021 Tuvalu Year of The Ox Quadrant Proof Silver Four-Coin Set
The Quadrant Ox set consists of four coins that each comprise one-quarter of a circle. When arranged together the coins form a circle with a square in the centre reminiscent of the first currency of the Chinese empire. These ‘ban Liang’ coins were the first cast during the Qin Dynasty around 200BCE. The four contemporary releases portray a unified composition comprising five oxen in a rural Chinese landscape with select coloured elements.
Struck by The Perth Mint from 99.99% pure silver, each coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu.
The top coin’s reverse portrays an ox ploughing a field with mountains in the background. The right-sided coin’s reverse depicts a pair of oxen and a dragonfly in front of a tree. On the left-sided coin, the reverse design features an adult ox standing on grass with a dragonfly. The bottom coin’s reverse portrays a calf laying on the grass.
Each coin’s reverse includes The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
The obverse of each coin bears the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, its weight and purity, the monetary denomination and the 2021 year-date.