Wednesday, August 28, 2013

New Zealand Mint 2014 Year of the Horse Lunar Coins

I am a fan of the New Zealand Mint Lunar Series Coins, you can see my previous articles on their 2013 lunar snake coins and 2012 lunar dragon coins. They produce some great designs and some even better packaging in which to display their coins, but their designs tend to lack consistency. For example the ingot presentation case release in 2012 was a beautiful round gilded dragon, but in my opinion was spoiled the next year with the 2013 snake which was coloured and oval shape (although they did produce a gilded snake in alternative packaging). They've gone back to the round gilded design this year in the ingot shaped box and in my opinion the design looks like a winner.

Here are the New Zealand Mint 2014 Lunar Horse Coins (available from mid September):

2014 Year of the Horse 1oz Silver Coin

2014 Year of the Horse 1oz Silver Coin
Metal: 999 Fine Silver
Finish: Proof / Coloured
Weight: 1 Troy Ounce
Denomination: $2
Country of Issue: Niue
Mintage: 5,000

2014 Year of the Horse 1/2oz Silver Coin

2014 Year of the Horse 1/2oz Silver Coin
Metal: 999 Fine Silver
Finish: Proof / Coloured
Weight: 1/2 Troy Ounce
Denomination: $1
Country of Issue: Niue
Mintage: 5,000

2014 Year of the Horse 1oz Gold Plated Silver Coin

2014 Year of the Horse 1oz Gold Plated Silver Coin
Metal: 999 Fine Silver
Finish: Proof / Selectively Plated
Weight: 1 Troy Ounce
Denomination: $2
Country of Issue: Niue
Mintage: 5,000

The images were provided courtesy of Maggie's Bullion, preorders will likely be taken in the near future. I have purchased coins through Maggie in the past (including the New Zealand Mint Gilded Dragon and it has always been a smooth transaction). I will likely put in an order for the gilded coin above, the dragon release from a couple of years back is stunning:

New Zealand Mint 2012 1 oz Silver Proof Lunar Dragon Gilded Coin

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

2014 Niue Island $2 Year of the Horse 1oz Silver Coin Gilded Proof

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The Perth Mint Australia

2 comments:

That are nice coins beautifull set of horses thye new zealand mint is super high quaity stuff

Ordered 2 2014 niue horse,s 1 oz colour proof for 60 euro a piece

doubts about the gilded one i got 4 tigers left nobody,s buying them saluti

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