The horse is one of the most revered animals in Chinese and Far Eastern culture. Featured seventh among the 12 animals of the Zodiac, 2014 was the most recent Year of the Horse and it featured a beautiful design in Perth Mint’s Lunar Series II Collection. Today, the 2014 1 oz Silver Australian Horse Lion Privy Coin is available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of a protective plastic capsule!
- Seventh coin design of the Lunar Series II collection!
- Issued for the Year of the Horse and includes a unique Lion privy mark!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Face value of $1 (AUD) is fully backed by Australia’s government.
- Obverse bears the image of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse features the exclusive Year of the Horse design and Lion privy mark.
It is said that the animals of the Zodiac were given their position in the 12-year cycle based upon their arrival at the Jade Emperor’s party, but why is the horse seventh? According to cultural lore the horse had to run passed a cemetery on his way and was too scared. After hesitating for a long time, he closed his eyes and ran beyond, using his full speed to try and overcome the delay.
All 2014 1 oz Silver Australian Horse Lion Privy Coins are available in BU condition. Coins in BU condition show no signs of wear and tear from handling, but you may notice minor flaws as a result of the production process. These flaws include breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks.
The obverse of the Silver Australia Horse Lion Privy Coin features the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s effigy is featured on this face in the 1998 design created by Ian Rank-Broadley for British coinage, which is also used on most commonwealth coins in addition to British currency.
On the reverse of the 2014 1 oz Silver Horse Lion Privy Coin you’ll find the unique design reserved for the Year of the Horse in the Lunar Series II collection. It depicts two wild horses standing at the bank of a small creek, with one lowering its head to drink while the other stands tall and upright.
The horse is viewed as the head of the six domestic animals of the world, and has long been considered crucial in transportation and war. In Chinese culture, the horse represents freedom and speed. The Lion Privy mark on these coins appears on the reverse face along with the Year of the Horse design, and is situated vertically to the center-right of the design field just below the mouth of the standing horse.
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