Tuesday, August 20, 2013

2014 Lunar Horse Coins From Royal Australian Mint

Below are the details of the 2014 Year of the Horse Coin releases from Royal Australian Mint. Normally I would only cover Gold & Silver bullion releases, but the first coin I have made an exception for as it's a unique looking coin (2014 50c Tetra-decagon Horse Coin) even though minted in CuNi:

2014 50c Tetra-decagon Horse Coin

2014 50c Uncirculated Tetra-decagon Coin Lunar  Series Year of the Horse. Available from the Royal Australian Mint. Exciting and extroverted, vivid and animated, people born in the year of the horse are said to be bursting with energy – the life of any party they attend. It is with this description in mind that the Royal Australian Mint is pleased to announce the third release in the innovative tetra-decagon series, the Lunar Year of the Horse coin.  The reverse design features an artistic impression of an unbridled horse cavorting through fields of flowing grass, with the traditional Chinese character for ‘horse’ in the sky. This uncirculated coin is struck on cupro nickel and presented in a beautifully coloured card. Mintage Unlimited.


2014 $1 Silver Proof Horse coin

2014 $1 Fine Silver Proof Coin Year of the Horse Lunar Series. Available from the Royal Australian Mint Shop. In 2014, we acknowledge those born under the sign of the Horse. Exciting and extroverted, vivid and animated, people born in the year of the horse are said to be bursting with energy – the life of any party they attend. The coin will be struck in fine Silver – and will serve as either a valuable addition to the lunar collector or a precious stand-alone keepsake. 11.66 Grams of Silver, Mintage 10,000 coins.
 

2014 $10 5oz Silver Horse

2014 $10 5oz Silver Proof-like Coin Year of the Horse Prestige Lunar series. Available from the Royal Australian Mint shop. This will be a year of great energy and power as the high spirited horse takes centre stage. Gifted with many talents, those born in the year of the horse are trustworthy, friendly and open-minded. The 5oz silver coins will feature the ‘Kicking Horse’ design, popular in Chinese art during the Ming Emperor Chénghuá period 1465-87. The coin will be presented in a leatherette case. Mintage 5,000 coins.


2014 $30 1kg Silver Horse

2014 $30 1kg Silver Proof-like Coin Year of the Horse Prestige Lunar series. Available from the Royal Australian Mint shop. This will be a year of great energy and power as the high spirited horse takes centre stage. Gifted with many talents, those born in the year of the horse are trustworthy, friendly and open-minded. The 1kg Silver coin will feature the ‘Eight Horses’ of Má Wáng, renowned for having carried the fifth ruler of the Zhou Dynasty ,King Mu 1023-957 BCE. The coin will be presented in a leatherette case with a certificate of authenticity. Mintage 1,500 coins.

2014 $10 Gold Proof Horse Coin

2014 $10 Gold Proof Coin Year of the Horse Lunar Series. Available from the Royal Australian Mint shop. Since 2007 the Royal Australian Mint has celebrated each Lunar Year by releasing coins depicting each animal of the Chinese Zodiac Calendar.In 2014, we acknowledge those born under the sign of the Horse. Exciting and extroverted, vivid and animated, people born in the year of the horse are said to be bursting with energy – the life of any party they attend. The coin will be struck in 1/10 oz gold – and will serve as either a valuable addition to the lunar collector or a precious stand-alone keepsake. 1/10 ounces of Gold, Mintage 2,500 coins.

2014 $100 1oz Gold Horse

2014 $100 1oz Gold Proof-like Coin Year of the Horse Prestige Lunar series. Available from the Royal Australian Mint shop. 2014 will mark the Year of the Horse. This will be a year of great energy and power as the high spirited horse takes centre stage. Gifted with many talents, those born in the year of the horse are trustworthy, friendly and open-minded. The 1oz Gold coin will feature the ‘Eight Horses’ of Má Wáng, renowned for having carried the fifth ruler of the Zhou Dynasty ,King Mu 1023-957 BCE. The coin will be presented in a leatherette case with a certificate of authenticity.

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Although they are not cheap coins (like most of the proof/premium lunar coins that are covered on this blog), this is a lineup of some great looking coins! Click the link to the Royal Australian Mint shop under each coin to go to the product page for extra information including prices.

Don't forget the images for the Perth Mint Lunar Coins will be released on this site in less than 2 days (1 minute after the embargo ends):


And for more lunar coin coverage, see the below articles:

The Perth Mint Australia

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