2014 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Year of the Horse BU

2014 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Year of the Horse BU

Product Details

As low as $4.49 per coin over spot!
The Royal Mint has launched a series of Lunar coins that lend a unique British angle to an ancient tradition. The 2014 Lunar Year of Horse coin is the perfect way to continue the Lunar New Year gifting tradition that brings good fortune to the recipient. The 1 oz Silver Lunar Year of the Horse coins, in Brilliant Uncirulated condition, are a first for The Royal Mint – the first legal tender Lunar coins struck for the United Kingdom – and they begin a wonderful new series: the Shengxiào Collection, named in honor of the Chinese zodiac.

The coins feature a dynamic galloping horse design, along with the year of issue, weight and purity. The stunning design was produced by British Chinese artist and printmaker, Wuon-Gean Ho.


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Specifications

Product ID: 79988
Year: 2014
Grade: Brilliant Uncirculated
Grade Service: None
Denomination: 2 Pounds
Mint Mark: Not Shown
Metal Content: 1 troy oz
Purity: .999
Manufacturer: Royal Mint
Thickness: 3.0 mm
Inner Pack: N/A
Outer Pack: N/A

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2014 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Year of the Horse BU
 
3.8

(based on 13 reviews)

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69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Collectible (lower mintage) (9)
  • Attractive (7)
  • Recognized brand (7)
  • Mint condition (6)
  • Easy to sell (3)

Cons

  • Poor condition (3)
  • Unattractive design (3)

Best Uses

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Disappointing for a "FIRST"of the series

    If you are familiar with the 2013 and 2014 Britannia's, the features are the same. I ordered 5 coins and they are not anywhere near the quality of the perfectly executed Perth Mint Lunar...Read complete review

    If you are familiar with the 2013 and 2014 Britannia's, the features are the same. I ordered 5 coins and they are not anywhere near the quality of the perfectly executed Perth Mint Lunar Series.

    At least it's the first of the series and who knows if it will go up in value. There's too many Mints producing lunar series coins these days.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Poor Condition

    My coin didn't have the dreaded milk spots, but it arrived scratched and scuffed. The scuffing is on both the field and the relief, so it's clearly not just from coins rubbing together...Read complete review

    My coin didn't have the dreaded milk spots, but it arrived scratched and scuffed. The scuffing is on both the field and the relief, so it's clearly not just from coins rubbing together in a tube. It looks like someone handled it very roughly and with bare hands. I bought this as a gift for my goddaughter. Unfortunately, it is most definitely not in giftable condition. Coincidentally, both the other brand new coins in this order were also damaged. I don't know what APMEX is playing at here, but this is not the first time I've received coins from them that were in questionable condition. It's just the first time I've been furious enough to return them.

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    5.0

    Great coin. Excellent resale value

    By Shawn H

    from Redding Califorrnia

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about 2014 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Year of the Horse BU:

        Love the design.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Poor Condition

        By Anon13

        from Mesa, AZ

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Condition

          Best Uses

            Comments about 2014 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Year of the Horse BU:

            My coin didn't have the dreaded milk spots, but it arrived scratched and scuffed. The scuffing is on both the field and the relief, so it's clearly not just from coins rubbing together in a tube. It looks like someone handled it very roughly and with bare hands. I bought this as a gift for my goddaughter. Unfortunately, it is most definitely not in giftable condition. Coincidentally, both the other brand new coins in this order were also damaged. I don't know what APMEX is playing at here, but this is not the first time I've received coins from them that were in questionable condition. It's just the first time I've been furious enough to return them.

            Service and delivery comments:

            I have complained to APMEX about their packaging before, but to no avail. Because this was a small order, it arrived in a flat white box. The box was superglued to the point that I literally had to hurt myself and break my nails to get it open or use a tool that risks damaging the coins inside (not that that would have mattered since APMEX sent me damaged coins to begin with). I could open the end flap, but the bubble envelope containing the coins was superglued to the inside of the box. APMEX used to wrap their packages in tape. I guess they decided superglue was cheaper. They now use enough of it to glue an elephant to a ceiling. I don't know if APMEX doesn't trust the postal service or they just think it's cheaper to superglue things to the box than to add packing materials. Either way, making the customer angry before he even gets the package open is not a good idea.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Roll was picked over wont buy unsealed

            By Silverboy

            from Florida

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Poor Condition

              Best Uses

                Comments about 2014 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Year of the Horse BU:

                I bought 20 of the new Great Britain Lunar Horses assuming it would be a mint roll, upon reciept the coins were flipped over and two had milk spots indicating this roll was searched for high grade coins, I guess they do this will all their coins.

                 
                5.0

                beautiful coin at a great price

                By tyland

                from ripley,TN

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Collectible (lower mintage)
                • D
                • Great Addition To My Worl
                • Value (low premium over spot)

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about 2014 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Year of the Horse BU:

                    great investment at a great price

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    We don't know UK history, but...

                    By Hi-Yo Silver!

                    from Minneapolis, MN

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about 2014 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Year of the Horse BU:

                        Most people that haven't looked at why this is designed this way. In the background is the famous Uffington-White Horse which is significant. The figure presumably dates to "the later prehistory", i.e. the Iron Age (800 BC–AD 100) or the late Bronze Age (1000–700 BC). This view was generally held by scholars even before the 1990s, based on the similarity of the horse's design to comparable figures in Celtic art, and it was confirmed following a 1990 excavation led by Simon Palmer and David Miles of the Oxford Archaeological Unit, following which deposits of fine silt removed from the horse's 'beak' were scientifically dated to the late Bronze Age. Minted in 999.9 Fine Silver, it's was a definite buy for me. This is a first Lunar calendar mintage for the Royal Mint.

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Beautiful Coin

                        By Len

                        from East Hanover, NJ

                        Pros

                        • Collectible (lower mintage)
                        • Recognized Brand

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about 2014 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Year of the Horse BU:

                            I purchased this coin because it was a new 2014 issue from the Royal Mint and it celebrated the Year of the Horse. The design is very beautiful and would have been better if there was some luster contrast. Nevertheless, it makes a good addition to any collection.

                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            great coin

                            By jm

                            from sanborn,ny

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about 2014 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Year of the Horse BU:

                                the brilliance of the coin was as expected

                                Service and delivery comments:

                                delivery was on time, and arrived in good condition

                                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                3.0

                                There is always next year!

                                By Brad

                                from Colorado Springs, Colorado

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Recognized Brand

                                Cons

                                • Common (higher mintage)
                                • Unattractive Design

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about 2014 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Year of the Horse BU:

                                  Wow! From a Great country that has a deep equestrian history and an endless portfolio of great artists and art given to the world and a proud People you would think they could have come up with something a bit more interesting and impressive than this! Looks like the 5th grade drawing contest winner. Must be a good story behind that design!

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  A first for the Royal Mint, "invest" now

                                  By Brad

                                  from Colorado Springs, Colorado

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                  • Unattractive Design

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about 2014 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Year of the Horse BU:

                                    Great chance to purchase an inaugural issue. Looking forward to this first issue to be a key coin to own. Hope the engraver/ designer can work on making a more appealing image with subsequent years. This horse artwork is unremarkable.

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    I like em

                                    By D to the J

                                    from Seattle, WA

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about 2014 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Year of the Horse BU:

                                        I have a total of 5 of these coin and I have to say I like them. No issues at all with all 5 and I hope to get more in the future.

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