Sunday, June 2, 2013

2014 Year of the Horse Coins (Lunar Series) from Perth Mint (Gold/Silver)

Update, images now available:
Images of Perth Mint Lunar (Year of the Horse) Gold & Silver Coins Released

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2002 Perth Mint Bullion Year of the Horse 1oz Gold Coin
While information on the 2014 Year of the Horse coins from Perth Mint is still thin on the ground I thought it was worth mentioning that the ComLaw documents Perth Mint submits (due to legal tender status of the coins) has descriptions on what we can expect from the designs:

2014 Gold Year of the Horse - Bullion Coins

The design on the 2014 Gold Year of the Horse (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 horse, and a landscape featuring grass, loose soil and mountains and clouds in the background. The coins include the following inscriptions ‘Year of the Horse’, the Pinyin pictograph pronounced ‘mǎ’ and meaning ‘horse’ and the initials of the designer Tom Vaughan ‘TV’.

2014 Silver Year of the Horse - Bullion Coins

The design on the 2014 Silver Year of the Horse (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 two horses, in a stylised landscape with leafy trees, hilly terrain and a river. The coins include the following inscriptions ‘Year of the Horse’, the Pinyin pictograph pronounced ‘mǎ’ and meaning ‘horse’ and the initials of the designer Tom Vaughan ‘TV’.

I'm looking forward to seeing the designs. We can expect images to be released by Perth Mint a few days in advance of their launch later this year (likely to be early September if past years are any guide).

4 comments:

That's a great news, i would like to see the coins with the horse inscriptions, it will look good, and more people would like to buy the bullions with this horse picture in it.

I agree Alisha, I think the horse will be a more popular design than the snake, the limited bullion 1oz coins will sell out quickly.

people are getting into horse fever with all these coins coming out! I think this coin would be a wise investment... lets just hope the design is good looking.

I have heard comment from a couple of people who have seen the design that it's a great looking coin. I'm looking forward to its release!

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