Since its opening in 1899, the Perth Mint of Australia has been producing some of the finest coins in the world. In more recent years, foremost among the mint’s offering is its Lunar Series Gold Coins, which have designs based on the themes of the Chinese Lunar Calendar. A new coin is added every year, and 2014’s edition celebrates the Year of the Horse for the first time since 2002.
The 1/20th oz. 2014 Australian Gold Horse Coin is available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and ready for shipping from Silver.com. The coin is made up of .9999 (99.99%) pure gold and features an image of a galloping horse in full stride through the Australian wilderness. Above the iconic image is the Chinese character for ‘horse’ while an inscription of ‘year of the horse’ can be found in the grass upon which the horse is galloping. If you look closely, Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark can be found in the upper left hand corner of the coin’s reverse.
A stunningly detailed depiction of Queen Elizabeth II as designed by Ian Rank-Broadley dominates the coin’s obverse. Surrounding the central image of the Queen are the coin’s face value, weight, and purity as well as inscriptions which read ‘Australia’ and ‘Elizabeth II.’
People who are ruled by the Chinese Lunar Horse are all those who were born in 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, and 2014. According to tradition, people born in the Year of the Horse are said to be sociable, energetic, optimistic, and hardworking.
This year’s 1/20th oz. 2014 Australian Gold Horse Coin is the 7th edition of the Lunar Series II which began in 2008 after the success of the first Lunar Series. Set to continue for a few more years, the second Lunar Series is expected to conclude in 2019, the Year of the Pig.
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