2014 Perth Mint Lunar Horse Coins and Royal Australian Mint Tetra-decagon Lunar Coin

Gold and Silver Perth Mint Lunar Year of the Horse Series Coins (LHS, Centre). Royal Australian Mint Tetra-decagon Lunar Coin (RHS).

2012 Silver Lunar Dragon Designs From Around The World.

New Zealand Mint Proof Silver Lunar Dragon Gilded Coin (Left). Perth Mint Silver Lunar Dragon Coin (Middle). Royal Canadian Mint Lotus Silver Dragon Proof (Right).

Series 1 Lunar Coins

Series 1 Chinese Gold Lunar Coins (left). Series 1 Perth Mint Silver Lunar Coins (Right).

Chinese Silver Lunar Rabbits 2011

A selection of Chinese Silver Lunar Rabbits, Round, Coloured and Plum Blossom.

Monday, July 21, 2014

2015 Plenty Year of the Goat - Niue Island

Here is an interesting new Year of the Goat coin (if you could call it that) being released. I spotted it on site MOWOCO (short for Modern World Coins). It appears to be a new series (at least I don't recall seeing a similar horse design last year). Edit: On further investigation, this may be a continuation of this irregularly shaped Lunar Horse coin from 2014, which has the same weight, is also minted in sterling Silver, but has a higher mintage than the goat.

It is minted from sterling Silver, weighing 28.28 grams and has a mintage of 5,000. Proof quality and with a face value of $1.

The pre-order price is listed as Rs 8,500 (roughly AUD $150) and rising to Rs 10,000 (A$175) once they close.
Description on the site says:
The Chinese zodiac is a twelve-year cycle in which each year is associated with a specific animal. Those born during the year of a certain animal were thought to share some of the qualities of that animal. The twelve animals in order are: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, ram, monkey, rooster, dog, pig.2015 is the year of the goat. Reverse: On the coin with the irregular shape a head of a goat with gold printed horn. Inscription: “PLENTY YEAR OF THE GOAT”. Obverse: Effigy of Elizabeth II, inscriptions: “Elizabeth II”, “Niue Island”, “2015”, hallmark “Ag 925”and 1 dollar”. In the centre of the coin a horn of plenty filled with different fruits.
Images of the coin are below:




Also, just a quick follow up on the previously covered 'Tokelau 2015 Lunar Goat 1oz Silver Coins', I spotted this YouTube clip in the wild, which may interest some readers... it's probably one of the first videos (if not THE first) of real life 2015 Lunar Goat coins.


For other 2015 Lunar Goat Coin Series news, see the following articles:

Goat Five Elements Lunar Year 1 Oz Silver Coin $2 Tokelau 2015



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Bullion Baron.

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Goat Five Elements Lunar Year 1 Oz Silver Coin $2 Tokelau 2015

I see the first 2015 Lunar Goat coin has made it's way onto the Power Coin site, that being the release of the 'Goat Five Elements Lunar Year 1 Oz Silver Coin $2 Tokelau 2015':

Goat Five Elements Lunar Year 1 Oz Silver Coin $2 Tokelau 2015
I wouldn't say the image on this coin appeals to me much and it's not particularly cheap at €99.95, however everyone has different tastes and I must admit I do like the slick packaging:


The Power Coin product page includes the following product description:
This particular oval coin celebrates the Year of the Goat. Minted from one ounce of .999 fine silver, total mintage worldwide was limited to 2.015 pieces. Comes with a beautiful presentation case and a Certificate of Authenticity.
And blurb on the Year of the Goat:
The goat ranks the eighth of all the animals in the Chinese zodiac. People born in the year of the goat are mild mannered, pessimistic, shy, and sympathetic. Personality traits, such as creativity, dependability, intelligence, and calmness make them very charming to be with. They are more comfortable when left alone or stay at home.

Though they love to be in groups, they do not want to be the center of attention. They are reserved and quiet, most likely because they like spending much time in their thoughts. Goats like to spend money on fashionable things that give them a first class appearance. Although goats enjoy spending money on the finer things in life, they are not snobbish.
For other 2015 Lunar Goat Coin Series news, see the following articles:



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Cheers


Bullion Baron.

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Niue Island 2015 Year of the Goat 5oz Silver Lunar Proof Gold Plated Coin - Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek of the Niue Island 2015 Year of the Goat 5oz Silver Lunar Proof Gold Plated Coin.

You may remember the release last year of the first coin in this new 5oz silver lunar coin series from Downies:


I can't tell you much more at this stage, but appears the series is set to continue, with this thumbnail sized image popping up on the artists website:

Niue Island 2015 Year of the Goat 5oz Silver Lunar Proof Gold Plated Coin
From the image we can see it retains it's 5oz Silver size and Niue Island legal tender status, presumably it's still being minted by PAMP, but whether it retains the maximum 500 coin mintage is not yet known. The horse was released around mid July last year, so further details should be available soon.

For other 2015 Lunar Goat Coin Series news, see the following articles:



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Cheers


Bullion Baron.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Bullion Baron's 2014 Kangaroo 1 Gram Silver Card

A little off topic for this primarily lunar coin site, but on my main website 'BullionBaron.com' I have announced a new silver product that may interest collectors in the precious metals space. Pictured below is the 2014 Kangaroo 1 Gram Silver Card:


It is a very limited edition and any profits from it's sale that I receive will be donated to charity, please click here for more information (links to post on my main website) or click here to purchase (product page).


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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Tokelau 2015 Lunar Goat 1oz Silver Coins (Year of the Goat)

Almost 1 year to the day after my post on the 'Tokelau 2014 Lunar Horse 1oz Silver Coin', images of the Tokelau 2015 Lunar Goat 1oz Silver Coins have surfaced (via AgAuNEWS). This will be the third coin in this particular series, starting two years ago with the lunar snake. The coin is soon likely to be available for pre-order through Modern Coin Mart, the 2014 lunar horse was listed last year for pre-order in June and started shipping in July.

Tokelau 2015 Lunar Goat Silver Coin
The design looks nice enough, but I worry that the soft look to their hair won't translate well on the finished product... it is one of the most difficult features of an animal to portray in the hard metal finish of a silver coin. Take for example the Perth Mint Koala Series, most of the images that the coin design is based on are fantastic on paper, but their fur can look much different on the coin itself:

2012 Perth Mint Silver Koala Coin
I will be interested to see an actual photo of the Tokelau 2015 Lunar Goat Silver Coins to see how well they pull off the hair. The coloured & gilded variants look good too.


The reverse proof finish will have a mintage of 50,000, a further 2,500 in proof, 1,000 gilded, 1,000 coloured and 2,000 in an antique finish.

It's still 8 months until the Year of the Goat begins in early 2015, but coin releases are likely to heat up well in advance of that over the new few months. I will be covering as many as I can on this site, I'd recommend hitting the link below to subscribe to email updates if lunar coin series interest you.



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Bullion Baron.

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Gods of Olympus – Poseidon 2014 2oz Silver High Relief Coin From Perth Mint

Gods of Olympus – Poseidon 2014 2oz Silver High Relief Coin
No lunar coins in the forthcoming releases about to be launched by Perth Mint, although they did release a commissioned horse themed set a few days ago which appears to have quickly sold out 'Horses of Lore and Legend 2014 1oz Silver Proof Three-Coin Set'.

Coming up is the Poseidon 2014 2oz Silver High Relief Coin from the Gods of Olympus series.


This coin will be in addition to the 'Gods of Olympus – Zeus 2014 2oz Silver High Relief Coin' which was released in February and the 'Gods of Olympus – Hades 2014 2oz Silver High Relief Coin' which is due in the near future (presumably later this year).

Gods of Olympus – Zeus 2014 2oz Silver High Relief Coin
I had speculated that the Zeus coin would be a hit (suggesting a quick rise to $300+) on the morning of it's release after seeing the design and product specifications, citing the following reasons in a thread on Silver Stackers:

  • Low mintage
  • Copying the style of some of those popular coins coming out of Europe that start with ridiculous price tags
  • First of it's type by Perth Mint
  • First in the series
  • Custom display case (unusual for Perth Mint, but a step in the right direction!)
They were selling hot on the morning and I was too slow to checkout the 5 I tried to buy. Within days they had doubled in value on secondary markets such as ebay, selling for A$350-400+ after launching at $179. I don't think Perth Mint had anticipated the demand for the coin, but they have since announced they will be limiting sales on the new coin to one per customer:
The Perth Mint is reversing its previously stated position and will now restrict the number of Poseidon 2014 2oz Silver High Relief Coins to one per existing retail customer.

In recent days it has become increasingly clear that this coin, which has a maximum mintage of just 1,500, will be highly sought-after.

Unauthorised publication of a Poseidon coin image at the weekend increased enquiries at the Mint today with collectors expressing concern they could miss out if purchases remained unrestricted.

Under the one-per-customer policy, we are confident that more collectors will now get the opportunity to purchase the coin at issue price from the Mint.

The Poseidon 2014 2oz Silver High Relief Coin will be available on The Perth Mint website from 12.01am 3 June 2014 (AWST).
This is probably a fair policy to adopt to ensure collectors have the best opportunity to purchase the coin, but will reduce the ability to speculate on the coin, especially given that it means no free shipping (Perth Mint currently offers this worldwide for orders over $400) unless you intend on purchasing other coins.

In my opinion the high relief, rimless design with an antique finish is a winner and it reminds me of the success of the 'Mongolian Wildlife Protection series' which included popular designs such as the Hedge Hog, Owl & Wolverine:


Though I think Perth Mint will need to take more care in the production and finish of the coins going forward as some owners had reported scratches and dents were present on the back of the Zeus coins, presumably occurring during the antiquing process.

No further news on the 2015 Year of the Goat Coins (Lunar Series II) from Perth Mint yet, but I will be keeping my eyes peeled and will update the blog with information as it comes to hand.



Cheers


Bullion Baron.

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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Silver Proof & 5oz High Relief Silver Proof Coins (2014) From Perth Mint

There are no lunar coin releases in this months lineup from the Perth Mint, however noticed some additional Wedge-Tailed Eagle coins that are worth mentioning. Specifically the following coins are listed on the 'Forthcoming Releases' page on the Perth Mint website:

Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 2014 1oz & 5oz Silver Proof Coins

I received the flier for these last week (which I will post in full down below). It shows the following coins will be released come May 6th (from 12.01AM AWST):

5oz Silver Proof High Relief Wedge-Tailed Eagle Coin (A$485)
1oz Silver Proof Wedge-Tailed Eagle Coin (A$99)

For those in the USA the coins have been available to order from GovMint for some time already.

These releases follow on from the previously released 'Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 2014 1oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin' (10,000 coin mintage) & 'Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 2014 1oz Gold Proof High Relief Coin' (1,000 coin mintage).

The silver high relief coin is already achieving significant premiums to release price, selling on ebay regularly for upwards of A$150 and up to A$230. This seems to stem from interest due to a stunning image which was designed by a former Chief US Mint Engraver as previously covered on the Perth Mint's Coin Collector Blog:
In a major development that will have profound significance for numismatists on two continents, The Perth Mint is delighted to announce that the 12th Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint has created the magnificent reverse for our new Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle gold and silver high-relief proofs.

One of America’s most respected coin sculptor-engravers, John Mercanti joined the U.S. Mint in 1974, holding the position of Chief Engraver from 2006 until his retirement in 2010. His achievements are remarkable – with the coin and medal design process traditionally a competition between members of the in-house team, John is responsible for more successful designs than any other employee in the history of the U.S. Mint.

Among them is the American Eagle silver coin, first issued in 1986. Featuring John’s re-interpretation of ‘Walking Liberty’ and a stunning heraldic eagle on the reverse, “the coin that started it all” was a landmark release in U.S. history.
It will be interesting to see whether the standard 1oz silver proof or 5oz high relief silver proof are able to repeat the price performance of the 1oz high relief silver proof... my thoughts are that the 1oz coin may well do (I am already seeing sales on ebay.com.au at $150 before it's officially released on the Perth Mint website), due to the smaller mintage (5,000 vs 10,000 for the high relief coin). Although the 5oz high relief coin is likely to be stunning, I think the higher price point will reduce the level of interest. As I have pointed out in the past, many of the 5oz proof coins (including those in the lunar series) have failed to increase substantially in price. My thought here is that Perth Mint should lower the price point on the 5oz coins (perhaps a price around $350 would make it more affordable for a larger number of collectors and speculators).

1oz Silver Proof Wedge-Tailed Eagle Coin &
5oz Silver Proof High Relief Wedge-Tailed Eagle Coin


Cheers


Bullion Baron.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

New 2014 Carded Silver 1oz Australian Stock Horse Coin Released By Perth Mint

THE AUSTRALIAN STOCK HORSE 2014 1OZ SILVER COIN

As I pointed out on the blog recently (advised release on April 1st), the Perth Mint has released the next coin in the 'Australian Stock Horse Series'. The first coin in the series was released in 2013 and was a big hit with coin punters and collectors alike.
The standard bullion coin which was first sold by many dealers around the A$45-50 mark, before realising they had a winner on their hands and jacked up the prices, now sells for up to double that price on ebay. Likewise, the rarer carded version (only 1,000 released in that particular packaging) is also still selling around double the issue price of A$59 (circa $100-130 now on ebay). Bullion Baron
This time around the standard bullion coin has not been made available prior to the Perth Mint carded release which kept to the same formula (1,000 coins in the carded packaging & $59 price point) as I expected:
I presume they will retain the status quo for the silver version of the coin with a 9,000 coin release (just capsule & numbered COA), while keeping aside 1,000 for a carded release (which last year, as predicted, sold out within a day). They could of course change this, the series is not a Perth Mint original, it has been commissioned by a dealer, but they would be silly to mess with the winning formula after last years success in my opinion.

I will be watching for the release of this coin and if the opportunity arises I will be buying multiple, but I suspect Perth Mint will restrict sales. I'm not sure it will perform as well as the previous coin (quickly doubling in value), but I think the potential is there if the design is a winner. Bullion Baron
I'm not sure when the standard coin (which comes in capsule with numbered COA) will be made available by overseas dealers (supposedly the series has been commissioned by EMK in Germany), but until it is available we may see an even more intense scramble for the carded variety which are available directly from Perth Mint.

I was online just minutes ago as the coin went live (bought a bundle of them myself) and the 400 added to the site were sold out in around 10 minutes. See the product page below:

THE AUSTRALIAN STOCK HORSE 2014 1OZ SILVER COIN (Latest Release Page)

It's likely some more will be added to the site in the morning, so keep your eyes peeled around opening time of the Perth Mint.


THE CARDED AUSTRALIAN STOCK HORSE 2014 1OZ SILVER COIN

I expect this coin will soon be attracting healthy premiums to issue price on secondary markets, it will be interesting to see whether prices achieved match that of the first coin which made sales at $130-150 shortly after release.

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

'The Australian Stock Horse 2014 1oz Silver Coin' To Be Released By Perth Mint In April

So I noticed 'The Australian Stock Horse 2014 1oz Silver Coin' is in the lineup on April's Perth Mint Forthcoming Releases page, amongst some other coins (no new lunar coins, unless the lineup changes):


Long term readers of the blog will likely be interested by this news. I tipped the first coin in the series (released in mid 2013) as a speculative buy and expected it to sellout within 24-48 hours (specifically the limited edition carded variety available through the Perth Mint website to Australian residents only). Here is photo of the previous release (there aren't yet any images available of the 2014 coin):

Australian Stock Horse 1oz Silver Coin, photo via Chris Silver

The standard bullion coin which was first sold by many dealers around the A$45-50 mark, before realising they had a winner on their hands and jacked up the prices, now sells for up to double that price on ebay. Likewise, the rarer carded version (only 1,000 released in that particular packaging) is also still selling around double the issue price of A$59 (circa $100-130 now on ebay).

While I can't yet provide a picture of the 2014 release in this series, I can share a description of the coin which gives us an idea on what to expect:

2014 Australian Stock Horse - Silver Bullion Coin

The design on the 2014 Australian Stock Horse (1oz) silver bullion coin, consists of a representation of a horse superimposed over a landscape of fencing, grass and foliage. The coin includes the following inscriptions ‘AUSTRALIAN STOCK HORSE’, ‘2014 1oz  999 SILVER’, and the initials of the designer Ing Ing Jong (IJ).

It is also worth noting that there has been an application for a 5 ounce Gold proof version of the coin:

2014 Australian Stock Horse – Gold Proof Coin

The design on the 2014 Australian Stock Horse (5oz) gold proof coin, consists of a representation of a horse superimposed over a landscape of fencing, grass and foliage. The coin includes the following inscriptions ‘AUSTRALIAN STOCK HORSE’, ‘2014 5oz  9999 GOLD’, and the initials of the designer Ing Ing Jong (IJ).

What a monster!

There is no guarantee the 5 ounce Gold proof version of the coin is released for sale through the Perth Mint (or at all), but assuming that they do it's likely to be a very limited release.

I presume they will retain the status quo for the silver version of the coin with a 9,000 coin release (just capsule & numbered COA), while keeping aside 1,000 for a carded release (which last year, as predicted, sold out within a day). They could of course change this, the series is not a Perth Mint original, it has been commissioned by a dealer, but they would be silly to mess with the winning formula after last years success in my opinion.

I will be watching for the release of this coin and if the opportunity arises I will be buying multiple, but I suspect Perth Mint will restrict sales. I'm not sure it will perform as well as the previous coin (quickly doubling in value), but I think the potential is there if the design is a winner.

I would recommend subscribing by email to this site to ensure you are kept up to date. I am not sure if I will have any further information to share on the coins release prior to launch, but will keep readers up to date on anything I hear.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

2015 Year of the Goat Coins (Lunar Series) from Perth Mint (Gold/Silver)


2003 Perth Mint Year of the Goat Lunar Gold Coin
We are probably still 6-7 months away from the launch of the 2015 'Year of the Goat' Lunar Series Coin from Perth Mint, but thought I would share the descriptions for the two bullion designs (Gold & Silver) that will be available to purchase later this year. Here is a preview of what we can expect (my emphasis on the design descriptions):

2015 Gold Year of the Goat - Bullion Coins

The design on the 2015 Gold Year of the Goat (10kg, 1kg, 10oz, 2oz, 1oz, 1/2oz, 1/4oz, 1/10oz, 1/20oz) bullion coins, consists of a pattern of lines forming a circle immediately inside the rim, surrounding a representation of a goat, and a landscape featuring rocky ground, grass and stylised mountains in the background. The coins include the following inscriptions ‘Year of the Goat’, the Pinyin pictograph pronounced ‘yáng’ and meaning ‘goat’ and the initials of the designer Natasha Muhl ‘NM’.

2015 Silver Year of the Goat - Bullion Coins

The design on the 2015 Silver Year of the Goat (10kg, 1kg, 10oz, 5oz, 2oz, 1oz, 1/2oz) bullion coins, consists of a pattern of lines forming a circle immediately inside the rim, surrounding a representation of three goats, and a landscape featuring grass and leafy trees. The coins include the following inscriptions ‘Year of the Goat’, the Pinyin pictograph pronounced ‘yáng’ and meaning ‘goat’ and the initials of the designer Natasha Muhl ‘NM’.

I didn't spot any surprises in the lineup, with details for the gilded, coloured, gem eye and other types being described much as above (retaining the same basic design) with their various slight differences.

The designer of the lunar goat coins for Perth Mint, Natasha Muhl, previously designed the entire 'Birds of Australia' collection:

Click The Image To Visit Perth Mint Product Page
Along with the above coins she also designed the Platinum Australian Platypus Coin, Silver Discover Australia Red Kangaroo & Silver 2013 Australian Kookaburra:


If we are being honest, the goat is probably one of the least exciting animals in several years having been preceded by the Dragon, Snake & Horse, however I am interested to see what Perth Mint comes up with and do also hope that some of the speculative interest from the many other mints & dealers who have followed in the footsteps of Perth Mint dies down a little bit. The number of interested parties trying to cash in on the lunar designs was a little overwhelming this year and last with the release of many new horse coins.

We can expect images of the coins to be available a few days before their release, likely to be in early September (I would recommend subscribing by email to this site to ensure you are kept up to date).

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

SOLD: Perth Mint 2000 Lunar 'Year of the Dragon' Gold Proof Three-Coin Set (1oz, 1/4oz, 1/10oz)

This set has now been sold, but will leave the post up so that others can enjoy the images.

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I have the following set for sale:

Perth Mint 2000 Lunar 'Year of the Dragon' Gold Proof Three-Coin Set (1oz, 1/4oz, 1/10oz).

With a mintage of only 2,886 sold & sporting the popular dragon design, this 14 year old set is highly desired by lunar coin collectors & investors alike. The set contains the sought after 1oz Proof Gold Dragon which was sold only in a couple of very limited sets (including this one), not individually.

COA Numbers is #538. The COA is slightly creased & there are a couple of tiny nicks on the original Jarrah presentation case (barely noticeable and to be expected for a set of this age), but otherwise the set is in perfect original condition.

There is one of these sets available on ebay starting at A$4000 (not a BIN price):


The 2012 set was sold by Perth Mint for $3689:


I am inviting offers for the set. Please use the contact page on this site, reply via email (if receiving this update via subscription) or contact me through Silver Stackers if you are interested in making an offer.

Photos below are for the actual set you will receive. The specs on the coins are just dust particles or reflections. Coins themselves are in original condition. Click on any of the below images to enlarge.






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Friday, October 4, 2013

2014 Year of the Horse 1oz Silver Coloured Ten-Coin Set & Other Forthcoming Lunar Releases

The following Perth Mint lunar coins are being released on November 5th:


The first to catch my eye was the Ten-Coin Sets (in both Gold and Silver). It is my opinion that that these will be the square sets that I mentioned in a post some months ago:


Here is the description for a Gold version of the square coins:
2014 Gold Year of the Horse - Square Bullion Coin
The design on the 2014 Gold Year of the Horse (1/10oz) gold bullion coin, consists of a
coloured representation of a horse superimposed over stylised ground with a horizon and a stylised cloud, and the following:
(a) the pinyin pictograph pronounced “mă” and meaning “horse”;
(b) “P”
Here is the description for a Silver version of the square coins:
2014 Silver Year of the Horse - Square Bullion Coin
The design on the 2014 Silver Year of the Horse (1oz) silver bullion coin, consists of the
following:
(a) a coloured representation of a horse;
(b) a coloured representation of a Chinese stamp that is made up of a square border which encloses the pinyin pictographs pronounced “qían lóng yù lăn zhī băo” and meaning “stamp of Emperor Qíanlóng”;
(c) a coloured representation of a Chinese stamp that is made up of a square border which encloses the pinyin pictographs pronounced “tài shàng huáng dì zhī băo” and meaning “stamp of Emperor Yōngzhèng”;
(d) the pinyin pictographs pronounced:
(i) “Dà Wăn Liū” which is the name of the horse with no English equivalent; and
(ii) “qían lóng wù chén mèng chūn haĭ xī chēn láng shì níng gōng shū” and meaning “Painted by Minister Lang Shining in early spring of the 13th year from the ascension of Emperor Qíanlóng”;
(e) “P”
A sharp eyed Silver Stackers member appears to have sourced a photo of the Ten-Coin Silver square coin set:

2014 Year of the Horse 1oz Silver Coloured Ten-Coin (Square) Set

I believe this is the set that will be released on November 5th (and may already be selling in China). It seems unlikely the Perth Mint would release two different Ten-Coin sets in colour, one round and the other square. There was no such set for the 2013 snake, but there was a 2012 Ten-Coin Dragon Set released as covered on this blog (round coins), it now sells on ebay for well under the issue price.

Of the other forthcoming releases:

The Rectangle Four-Coin Set is unlikely to be very popular.
The High Relief Lunar Horse coin may be popular, but not as much so as the standard proof coin (on ebay the high relief dragon regularly sells over issue price, the high relief snake regularly sells under issue price).
The 2013 High Relief collection is likely to include the high relief snake.

I've made it no secret on this forum that I am a fan of the Perth Mint high relief coins, although only buy them as collection pieces rather than to profit from them.

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