The 2009 issue features a stylish OX against the very auspicious Reineckia Carnea painted with stunning and vibrant colors. This propitious plant finds a place in the ornamental tradition of China and implies the best of wishes and feelings.
The beauty of the Moorish Barricks is perpetrated on the reverse of the coins; It was designed in 1871 by an Italian named Cassuto and built in 1874 to accommodate an Indian regiment from Goa to reinforce Macao’s police force. Now, it serves as the headquarters of the Macao Maritime Administration. The Moorish Barracks is a distinctly neo-classical building integrating architectural elements of mughal influence.
The 2009 Ox is part of the Popular Macau Series III Silver Lunar coin set.
2009 Macau Series III Silver OX Coin