2014 Australia 1 oz Silver Lunar Horse (Colorized)

2014 Australia 1 oz Silver Lunar Horse (Colorized)

The 2014 Silver Lunar Year of the Horse coin features two horses within a stylized Chinese landscape. 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. Beautiful colorized horse coin!
The Perth Mint's special colorization process produces this striking and beautiful Year of the Horse 1 oz Silver coin!

The Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse.
Each of these Silver coins come in a plastic capsule.

In the Chinese Lunar Calendar, 2014 is the Year of the Horse. Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be hardworking, sociable, optimistic and energetic.

The Silver Mint Perth Lunar Series II is one of the most widely sought after collections in production today. The collection is a beautiful tribute to the Chinese Lunar Calendar and was introduced in 2008, following the popularity of the first Silver series release in 1999, and will end in 2019. The coins come in sizes of 1/2 oz, 1 oz, 2 oz, 5 oz, 10 oz, 1/2 kilo and 1 kilo and all contain .999 fine Silver.

The Silver Perth Lunar Series II features a different animal every year, starting with the mouse coin 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 Gold Perth Lunar Series II has also been released each year since 2008, the Gold and Silver editions feature differing designs.

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.
Customer Reviews of 2014 Australia 1 oz Silver Lunar Horse (Colorized)
2014 Australia 1 oz Silver Lunar Horse (Colorized)
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Beautiful Coin

By  kyplumber

from Georgetown, KY

5.0

Loved this coin, I bought it as a gift for my step-daughter for her birthday. When it came in I was jealous. Beautiful coin!

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Fantastic world coin

By  Robert

from west Texas

5.0

Added to my collection Pert Mint 1 oz Lunar Series

Pros

  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand
  • Aaaaaall The Way

Beautiful Colorization

By  Len

from East Hanover, NJ

5.0

I purchased this coin because it was colorized, from the Perth Mint, and it was new for 2014. The colorization is very well done and is very attractive. I recommend this coin for those who favor colorized coins...this is a good one. A good addition to any collection.

Pros

  • Attractive Design

This one was a plus.

By  Joseph

from Pikeville,NC

5.0

This one was a plus.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)

A Stunning Silver Investment

By  StackerMerchant

from Las Vegas, NV

5.0

Perth Mint is quality and APMEX can deliver quality at the right price...this is one my personal favorites and one of the best values I have seen.

Pros

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

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