2014 Australia 5 oz Silver Lunar Horse (SII)

2014 Australia 5 oz Silver Lunar Horse (SII)

Coins celebrating the Chinese Lunar Calendar are among the most popular in the world, and the Perth Mint's beautiful rendition of the horse is no exception. This elegant design is struck in .999 fine Silver, adding collectible appeal to the Silver value.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 5 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Mintage of only 31,232 coins.
  • Each coin comes in a plastic capsule.
  • Obverse: The Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.
  • Reverse: Features two horses within a stylized Chinese landscape.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government.

Handle your 5 oz Silver Lunar Horse with care by adding these cotton gloves to your order.

Expand your Lunar collection with this spectacular 2014 5 oz Silver Australian Year of the Horse release from the Perth Mint! Add the 2014 5 oz Silver Year of the Horse coin to your cart today!

In the Chinese Lunar Calendar, 2014 is the Year of the Horse. Those born under the influence of this sign (1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002 and 2014) are said to be hardworking, sociable, optimistic and energetic.

The Gold Perth Lunar Series II is one of the most beautiful and popular coin series in the world. The Lunar Series II was introduced in 2008, following the success of the first series, and will end in 2019. The coins are minted in a wide variety of sizes, including 1/20 oz, 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, 1 oz, 2 oz, 10 oz and 1 kilo. When the second series was introduced, the metal purity was increased from .999 fine to .9999 fine Gold.

The Gold Perth Lunar Series II features a different animal every year, starting with the mouse in 2008 followed by the ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. The obverse features the profile of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as captured by Raphael Maklouf. Although the Silver Perth Lunar Series II has also been released each year since 2008, the Gold and Silver editions feature different designs on the reverse.

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.

The Perth Mint was established in 1899, two years before the federation of Australia in 1901. Initially, the mint was established to refine the large amounts of Gold coming in from deposits in Western Australia including Coolgardie, Kalgoorlie and Murchison. The mint also produced Gold sovereigns and half sovereigns to be circulated throughout Britain. Although Australia became an independent nation in 1901, the Perth Mint remained under the purview 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.
Customer Reviews of 2014 Australia 5 oz Silver Lunar Horse (SII)
2014 Australia 5 oz Silver Lunar Horse (SII)
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2014 Lunar Horse 5 oz.

By  Bob

from Arkansas

5.0

Great sale on these!

Pros

  • Easy to Sell
  • Recognized Brand
  • Mint Condition
  • Value (low premium over spot)

BEAUTIFUL

By  Bulldog

from Minnesota

5.0

I ordered this product because it was priced right, and it is a beautiful coin.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition
  • Value (low premium over spot)

Can't go wrong with these

By  Whiskey Zero

from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

5.0

Great 2014 5 oz Silver Lunar Horse (SII). There is something about the girth of the 5 oz that are really nice. Comes in a capsule which is nice bonus. The Perth Mint hits another home run as usual.

Pros

  • Recognized Brand
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition
  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell

Simply Beautiful

By  scienceteacher79

from Central Florida

5.0

This coin's diameter is not as large as the ATB Quarter 5 oz piece, but it is thicker, and oh, so beautiful. This coin has exceptional shine and a great design not to mention the low mintage. This coin is highly collectible, and APMEX's flash sale made it a steal of a deal. Purchased for almost half of issue price. Thank you APMEX for fair prices, great coins, and impeccable service.

Pros

  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand
  • Easy to Sell
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Attractive Design
  • Value (low premium over spot)

Lovely Lunar Coin

By  John H.

from California

5.0

I bought this coin to add a small amount of numismatic value to our stack. I love the horses artwork. This coin is beautiful and, surprisingly, one of my collection's premier favorites.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell
  • Recognized Brand
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition

Great series to collect

By  o_0

from South Bay, CA

5.0

Very nice, attractive coin. Larger diameter than most 5oz coins - more space for the artwork. Great details and surely a wise piece to hold onto.

Pros

  • Needed To Complete Series
  • Easy to Sell
  • Attractive Design

just an absolutely stunning coin

By  Roger

from Boise, Idaho USA

5.0

this coin is one of the most beautiful in my collection! If you on the fence let me assure you that you will not be disappointed the diameter was smaller then expected, assumed t would be the same size as the ATB 5oz quarters but since ts thicker the diameter is smaller. I own the 2oz one as well and do have to say i think the 2oz s a better value when you consider the price and the size of the design on its face. the 5oz is only 1cm larger in diameter. so if the 5oz is too expensive i highly recommend the 2oz The perth mint makes the most beautiful silver cons on the market and the horse lunar II coins are one of their best. Canada is the only mint that comes close to the beauty and quality of the Perth mint but their coins tend to be quite a bit more expensive. These coins are only a tiny bit more expensive then a plain 5oz bar so its a no-brainier to decide between this and a regular bar

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Beautiful
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Beautiful Coin-

By  Dom

from Eastern Shore Maryland

5.0

The lunar series is one of the best to collect in my opinion with their exceptional design and lower mintage they make a great investment long term.

Pros

  • Easy to Sell
  • Attractive Design
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Beautiful Coin!

By  Fund Manager's Bullion

from New England

5.0

A beautiful Lunar Series sure to please; I am certain this will be one of the leading collectables of the series. Just added 2 more Horses to my stable, a 10oz and also a One Kilo weight, because I like this design so much.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Recognized Brand

The 2014 Lunar Horse is Perfect, Thanks.

By  Shelleyme55

from Los Angeles, Ca

5.0

I bouth This Silver Coin Because Its a Great Looking Coin.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Recognized Brand
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Collectible (lower mintage)

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