2014 Australia 1 oz Gold Lunar Horse BU (Series II)

2014 Australia 1 oz Gold Lunar Horse BU (Series II)

The Perth Mint celebrates 2014 as the Lunar Year of the Horse with this beautiful .9999 fine Gold coin. Each 1 oz Gold coin depicts a galloping horse and was produced in a limited mintage, adding further collectible appeal.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .9999 fine Gold.
  • Each coin comes in a plastic capsule.
  • Obverse: Displays the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2014 year-date and monetary denomination.
  • Reverse: Features a horse galloping amid a stylized scene of mountains and clouds. The Chinese character for “Horse” and the inscription “Year of the Horse” also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional “P” mintmark.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government.
  • Mintage of just 30,000 coins.

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

Those born under the influence of the horse (1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002 and 2014) are said to be hardworking, sociable, optimistic and energetic. Add this 1 oz Gold Lunar Year of the Horse coin to your cart today!

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 1 oz Gold Lunar Horse BU (Series II)
2014 Australia 1 oz Gold Lunar Horse BU (Series II)
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2014 1oz Gold Lunar Year of the Horse Bu ( series ll )

By  KC

from Njersey

5.0

Elegant coin , just perfect !.....I loved it ...

Pros

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

A beautiful collectors coin

By  Simen

from Norway

5.0

A very attractive design. I bought this in 2014, so the premium was fairly low, and I would recommend it to other collectors and even stackers who want to diversify their pile a little. After it exits production, I would recommend it only to series collectors.

Pros

  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition

A Must Have Collectible

By  Shag

from Taxachusetts

5.0

The Lunar Series coins produced by the Perth Mint in Australia are simply beautiful. These low mintage coins have the opportunity to appreciate in value above their inherent gold value due to their collectability. Note that certain "lunar signs" are more popular than others (dragon, tiger, horse very popular). The coin arrived sealed in its own capsule from the Mint to protect it. The only drawback is the premium for this series is much higher than regular bullion coins because of their rarity, but they will appreciate in time, much like the Chinese Panda series. Highly recommended!

Pros

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

Cons

  • Higher Premium

Beautiful Coin

By  Boston coin

from Boston, MA

5.0

These coins represent my favorite collection. I completed series I and am now halfway through series II.

Pros

  • Mint Condition
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)

Wow, wow,wow and WOW! Best Coin!

By  SSS

from Santa Rosa, Ca

5.0

Shhhh....Savoring the moments with my gold coin !!! :) :) :D (No words are necessary)

Wow wow wow and WOW!

By  SSS

from Santa Rosa, Ca

5.0

Shhhh.... I am savoring moments with my gold coin. Hands Down, the Best coin in lunar series... The premium, quality of struck, mintage, price.... It's all good. Own it while its here! :)

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