There are many unique animal species that inhabit the continent of Australia, and while some were there naturally, others were the result of mankind’s need for strong animals to tame the vast expanses of the country. The Stock Horse is the perfect example of human intervention resulting in an animal that has become an icon in the Outback. Today, the 2014 1 oz Silver Australian Stock Horse Coin is available on Silver.com.
- Ships in an individual plastic capsule to protect the coin.
- Total mintage capped at just 10,000 coins for this design release.
- Second of ten planned designs in the Stock Horse Series.
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Face value of $1 (AUD) is fully backed by the government of Australia.
- Obverse features Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait.
- Reverse includes the image of a galloping Stock Horse.
From the moment you hear the name Stock Horse, you probably don’t think of a creature all-too majestic or different from the average horse. You can imagine any horse you’ve seen yourself or those in movies and assume the Stock Horse fits the bill.
In reality, the Stock Horse is an animal that grew into its own species over the course of Australian history. A rugged and unforgiving continent, the early explorers and settlers of Australia needed a horse equally rugged to help conquer its vast expanses. The Australian Stock Horse is a breed known for its stamina and strength, and was bred through a combination of Thoroughbred and Arab horses, as well as Timor and Welsh Mountain ponies.
The 2014 1 oz Silver Australian Stock Horse Coin is the second in a planned series of 10 designs, with a new release each year, all of which feature the Stock Horse in different poses. This year’s design is known as the Galloping Horse, with Rearing Horse launching the series in 2013, and subsequent designs including the Leaping Horse (2015) and Grazing Horse (2016).
On the reverse of each 2014 1 oz Silver Australian Stock Horse Coin is the image of one of these strong beasts galloping along the rural regions of Australia, with a wood fence in the backdrop. Engravings read “Australian Stock Horse” above the design and “2014 1 oz 999 Silver” below.
The obverse of each Silver Australian Stock Horse Coin features the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley, it features the words “Elizabeth II,” “Australia,” and “1 Dollar” around it.
Perth Mint coins are all considered legal tender in Australia. Though not associated with the Royal Australian Mint, the Currency Act of 1965 grants legal tender status to all Perth coins.
If you have questions, we encourage you to contact Silver.com customer service at 888-989-7223. You can also connect with us online through our live chat and email services. If you are looking for similar coins, please check out our full selection of Perth Silver Coins.