Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Royal Canadian Mint Parades 2014 Lunar Horse Coin Range

The Royal Canadian Mint has released details of their 2014 Lunar Horse Coin line-up, you can view them all on the RCM website. I have summarised the releases below:

 Fine Silver Lunar Lotus - Year of the Horse (2014)

Fine Silver Lunar Lotus - Year of the Horse (2014)
•  Part of our popular Lunar Lotus series, your coin features a Chinese zodiac and is the 5th coin in a series of 12.
•  Your coin has been designed using the unique scallop shape, reminiscent of the lotus flower.
•  Limited to 28,888 coins worldwide.
•  Your coin is crafted in 99.99% pure silver with a beautiful proof finish; the coin features a matte horse design over a mirror background

1 oz Fine Silver Coin - Year of the Horse (2014)

1 oz Fine Silver Coin - Year of the Horse (2014)
•  Part of our popular Lunar series, your coin features a Chinese zodiac and is the 5th coin in a series of 12.
•  Limited to 28,888 coins worldwide.
•  Your coin is crafted in 99.99% pure silver with a beautiful proof finish; the coin features a matte horse design over a mirror background

1/2 oz Fine Silver Coin - Year of the Horse (2014)

1/2 oz Fine Silver Coin - Year of the Horse (2014)
•  Only 58,888 coins worldwide.
•  Your coin is crafted in 99.99% pure silver with a beautiful specimen finish; the coin features a natural shiny horse design over a lined finish background.

18-karat Gold Coin - Year of the Horse (2014)

18-karat Gold Coin - Year of the Horse (2014)
•  Part of our popular Lunar series, your coin features a Chinese zodiac and is the 5th coin in a series of 12.
•  Limited to 2,500 coins worldwide.
•  Your coin is crafted in 18-karat gold with a beautiful proof finish; the coin features a matte horse design over a mirror background

Pure Gold One Kilogram Coin - Year of the Horse (2014)

Pure Gold One Kilogram Coin - Year of the Horse (2014)
•  Lower mintage than previous year! (Limited to 18 coins)
•  Crafted in 1 kilogram of 99.99% pure gold, your coin was meticulously polished by hand for a beautiful proof finish; a matte horse design over a mirror background

Fine Silver One Kilogram Coin - Year of the Horse (2014)

Fine Silver One Kilogram Coin - Year of the Horse (2014)
•  Lower mintage than previous year! (Limited to 388 coins)
•  Crafted in 1 kilogram of 99.99% pure silver, your coin was meticulously polished by hand for a beautiful proof finish; a matte horse design over a mirror background

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To be honest I am a little underwhelmed by the designs. The lotus design along with the standard 1oz and 18k coins have a somewhat feminine design (but that's just a matter of taste). I do like the more aggressive look to the 1/2oz coin, the horse head profile reminds me of a knight chess piece. The design on the larger coins is ok. They have reduced the mintages on the larger coins, the kilo Gold coin has dropped from 25 coins for the 2013 lunar snake to 18 for the 2014 lunar horse, the kilo Silver coin has seen a drop from 888 to 388.

You can catch some of my previous 2014 Lunar Horse Coin coverage below:






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

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