Every year of the Chinese Lunar calendar is associated with one of its twelve zodiac signs, which serve as a symbol for that particular year. This year’s celebrant is the horse. According to Chinese Zodiac lore, the Year of the Horse is characterized by abundant opportunities for growth and prosperity. To honor such an auspicious occasion, the Highland Mint released this special edition 2014 Horse Silver Round featuring this year’s equine honoree. Each commemorative round has been minted from 1 troy ounce of fine silver which is 99.9% pure and is guaranteed to arrive in brand new condition.
Prominently displayed on the front of the round is the untamed stallion, whose dynamic rendering makes it appear to be heading directly toward the viewer. From the swaying strands of its mane and tail to the accurate depiction of its galloping hooves, collectors will be impressed by the details that manage to capture this powerful creature in action. The feral and unrestrained quality of the horse’s movements reflects the eventful year to come.
Equally as striking are the traditional Asian design elements that have been incorporated into the round’s artwork. One such component is the Chinese inspired border that encircles the image. Another is the authentic Chinese character for “horse” known as “Ma,” which appears the left of its namesake. This symbol plays a more central role on the opposite side of the round, where it serves as the primary focal point. The same patterned background is also repeated on this side, along with the phrase “2014 Year of the Horse.”
With only a one year mintage run, these rounds are sure to make for a fine addition to any collection. To ensure the safe arrival of your order, all packages are covered against loss while on its way to you. For all orders of $3,000 or more shipping an insurance is included for free.
If you require any further information about highland’s 1 oz. 2014 Horse Silver Round, you can reach us at 888-989-7223. You can also get in touch with one of our staff members through email and live chat. We look forward to helping you place an order and answering all of your questions.