2014 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Year of the Horse BU

2014 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Year of the Horse BU

Product Details

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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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: British Royal Mint
Thickness: 3.0 mm
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Inner Pack: N/A
Outer Pack: N/A
Customer Reviews
2014 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Year of the Horse BU
3.6 Overall

(based on 14 reviews)

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Milk spots all over the reverse!

By  Alex

from Canada



  • Attractive Design
  • Recognized Brand


  • Poor Condition

The reverse is covered in milk spots. Some scuffs on the edge of the reverse as well. Disappointing. Expected better quality from APMEX.

Great coin. Excellent resale value

By  Shawn H

from Redding Califorrnia


Love the design.

Poor Condition

By  Anon13

from Mesa, AZ


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.

Roll was picked over wont buy unsealed

By  Silverboy

from Florida


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.

beautiful coin at a great price

By  tyland

from ripley,TN


great investment at a great price

Beautiful Coin

By  Len

from East Hanover, NJ


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.

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

By  Hi-Yo Silver!

from Minneapolis, MN


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.

great coin

By  jm

from sanborn,ny


the brilliance of the coin was as expected

There is always next year!

By  Brad

from Colorado Springs, Colorado



  • Recognized Brand


  • Common (higher mintage)
  • Unattractive Design

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!

A first for the Royal Mint, "invest" now

By  Brad

from Colorado Springs, Colorado



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


  • Unattractive Design

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.

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