The coin is round in shape with a raised rim on the obverse and the reverse. The coin’s edge is plain.
The Ox is the seventh animal in the Chinese Calendar.
On the obverse of the coin, a Chinese depiction of a Ox, inspired by ancient potteries, is shown within a decorative frieze. The Chinese ideogram symbolizes the year of the cheval.
On the reverse, the portrait of Jean de La Fontaine is surrounded by the 12 animals that make up the Chinese zodiac.