1 oz Australian Lunar Year of the Horse 2014 Silver Coin

Australia · Purity: 999 · ⌀ 45.6 мм

The 2014 Year of the Horse silver coin is part of the Perth Mint’s Australian Lunar Series II collection.

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  • Australian Lunar Year of the Horse silver coins are money. The Silver Lunar Series was introduced for the first time in 1999 and every silver coin in the series, including the Year of the Horse, is considered to be legal tender by the Australian Government. 
  • Australian Lunar Year of the Horse silver coins are based on the treasured Chinese lunar calendar. Those born in the year of the horse are generally perceived to be hard working, independent, intelligent, and self-confident.
  • Australian Lunar Year of the Horse silver coins are great gifts for your loved ones. Give a tribute to the ones you appreciate by marking their virtues and year of birth in pure .999 fine silver, a gift that will stay with them forever.  
  • Australian Lunar Year of the Horse silver coins are made in proof condition. Minted with such high quality, brilliance and rich detail, it becomes hard not to call it “my precious”.  
  • Australian Lunar Year of the Horse silver coins are popular with astute collectors. Its motif of the horse that varies every 12th year, its maximum mintage limit, and its quality, purity and legal tender status mean that the coin has a considerable premium over its melt value in the secondary market.
  • Australian Lunar Year of the Horse silver coins are internationally recognised. By being part of the Australian Silver Lunar Series which has been in continuous production for 15 years, and by portraying motifs of the famous Chinese zodiac and the effigy of the most powerful and longest serving queen in the 20th century, Queen Elizabeth II, the Australian Lunar Year of the Horse silver coin is recognised throughout the globe by bullion dealers and collectors alike.

The obverse portrays the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. The reason for picturing Her Majesty the Queen stems from Australia’s membership of the United Kingdom’s Commonwealth of Nations. By being a member of the Commonwealth, Australia has Queen Elizabeth II as its reigning constitutional monarch. Above the Queen’s effigy is the text “ELIZABETH II” and “AUSTRALIA”. Inscribed below the effigy is the denomination, the year of mintage, weight and purity of the coin, and the designer’s initials “IRB” – Ian Rank-Broadley.

The reverse displays three goats. Inscribed above them is the Chinese character for “Horse”. Below the goats is the text “Year of the Horse” and to the left is the letter “P” which stands for Perth Mint.

Australian Lunar silver coin – Year of the Horse

The Chinese lunar calendar is today used by many for Taoist cosmology. It is believed that, depending on the year of the zodiac when a person is born, a special relationship exists between the person’s personality and the animal that constitutes part of the Chinese zodiac. The animals in the zodiac are supposed to be of symbolic nature, where each animal is a representation of a specific group of characteristics and traits that can be found in every human being. There are twelve animals in the Chinese zodiac, each of them being celebrated once every twelve years, with the year 2014 belonging to the horse.

The horse is a highly respected animal in Chinese culture and those born in the year of the horse are considered to be persons who enjoy travelling and who are impulsive and energetic with an edgy temperament that makes them easily become impatient. People born in the year of the horse are said to be intelligent and logical, and are also considered to be hard-working, independent and ambitious. This generally leads them to good health as their positive attitude to work influences their well-being. However, they have a tendency to take on a heavy workload which then tires them and saps their strength. Other people tend to like the companionship of people born in the year of the horse because of their humour and easy-going nature which will make most people feel at ease.

It can therefore be seen that the Australian Gold Lunar Year of the Horse coin is an ideal gift for whoever you love or respect, since giving a Silver Lunar coin means that you are showing affection by immortalising the person’s year of birth and particular virtues in pure and precious silver artwork.

Australian Lunar Year of the Horse coins – as rare as silver

The Perth Mint introduced the Lunar Year of the Horse silver coins for the first time in 2002 and subsequently issued the coins again in 2014. The next issue of the “Year of the Horse” will only become available in 2026, when the horse according to the Chinese lunar calendar, will once again ride into view. In 2002 the coin was offered in 1 kg, 10 oz, 2 oz, 1 oz, and ½ oz weights, while the 2014 issue added two new weights: 10 kg and 5 oz. Sales of the one-ounce coin in 2002 totalled 99,632 pieces, while the 2014 issue has been sold out, reaching the maximum mintage limit of 300,000 silver coins. If the mintage for all Year of the Horse silver coins is included, then the total figure rises to 694,936 silver pieces. This is an extremely low figure compared with the mintage of other well-known investment silver bullion coins. For example, the American Silver Eagle coin reaches the corresponding cumulative mintage figure of the Year of the Horse silver coin every 7 days. Australian Lunar Year of the Horse silver coins are well suited for collectors since they are naturally as rare as silver.

1 oz Australian Lunar Year of the Horse 2014 Silver Coin Silver weight
Weight Nominal Diameter in mm Sample Weight in g Grams Ounces
1 oz 1 dollars 45.6 999 31.13461 31.10347 1

1 oz Australian Lunar Year of the Horse 2014 Silver Coin

Australia · Purity: 999 · ⌀ 45.6 мм

54.00 лв.Buyback: 17.00 лв.
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