2002 Australia 1 oz Silver Year of the Horse BU

2002 Australia 1 oz Silver Year of the Horse BU

With a low mintage of only 99,632 coins, these 1 oz Australian Silver Year of the Horse coins celebrate everything that happened in 2002. These Silver coins are the fourth release in the 12 coin series.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .999 Silver.
  • Each coin comes in a plastic capsule.
  • Obverse: The Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, purity of .9999 fine Silver and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse.
  • Reverse: Designed by Travis Farley, the coin features an image of a running horse.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government.

Protect your Silver coin in style by adding an attractive display box to your order.

This Year of the Horse coin would make a great addition to any lunar collection. Add this spectacular Brilliant Uncirculated 2002 Australia 1 oz Silver Year of the Horse coin to your cart today!

The Silver Perth Mint Lunar Series I is a beautiful collection featuring every animal from the Chinese Lunar Calendar and was in production from 1999 until 2010. The coins were minted in a wide array of sizes, including 1/2 oz, 1 oz, 2 oz, 5 oz, 10 oz, 1/2 kilo and 1 kilo and contain .999 fine Silver. The Lunar series was first struck only in Gold, but it proved so popular that three years after its introduction, the Silver series was introduced.

The Silver Perth Lunar Series I features a different animal every year, starting with the rabbit coin in 1999 followed by the dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, pig, mouse, ox and tiger. The obverse features the profile of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as captured by Raphael Maklouf. The Perth Mint also produced a Gold Lunar series featuring the same animal as the Silver coins, however, the 2006 Silver Year of the Dog coin is unique from its Gold counterpart: the Silver features a German shepherd whereas the Gold coin depicts a beagle.

The Lunar Series is based on the ancient 12-year Chinese lunar calendar, which dates back to 2,600 B.C. The Lunar Calendar is steeped in tradition and symbolism. Based on the appearance of the moon, the Lunar Calendar associates a different animal with each year in the 12-year cycle. These animals are said to have a profound influence on the personalities of people born under their rule.

Established in 1899, the Perth Mint predates the federation of Australia by two years. The mint was initially established for two reasons: to refine the vast amounts of Gold flooding in from various areas of Western Australia and to produce Gold sovereigns and half sovereigns to be used throughout Great Britain. Although Australia became an independent nation in 1901, the Perth Mint remained under the authority of the British crown until 1970. Following a 1987 State Act of Parliament, Gold Corporation, a company entirely owned by the Government of Western Australia, was established and mandated to operate the Perth Mint to market their Gold, Silver and Platinum Australian coins overseas.

The Perth Mint is also known for its outstanding quality and industry-leading creations. In 1957, the mint produced a 13 oz proof “plate” of .999999 fine Gold, the highest purity ever achieved. In 2011, they created the world’s largest, heaviest and most valuable Gold coin, containing .9999 fine Gold and weighing 2,231 pounds, that was worth $53.5 million (AUD) at the time of minting.
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Nice big series 1 coin

By  Dish

from Texas


It's great that collectors can find these older bullion coins. The series 1 lunars from Australia feel bigger than most bullion coins. The series 2 have more intricate designs, but this one is a solid addition to my collection. Big and with a nice bright finish on the horse. These coins are much more attractive than the photos make them look.


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