This coin features the Year of the Horse, the 7th of 12 Zodiac symbols. The personality of the horse embodies freedom, life and happiness. The horse is kind and forgiving but can also be impatient. Horses are the very symbol of roaming and need wide open spaces.
This iconic coin was designed by Canadian artist Simon Ng and is limited to a mintage of 58,888 coins worldwide. The bust-style horse image is reminiscent of a Greek Pegasus statue and employs a close-up profile of a horse's head, rather than the galloping depictions of most other Lunar series Year of the Horse coins. It comes in a maroon clam-shell case and is 9999 pure silver. These superb, limited release coins have a specimen finish and feature a natural glossy horse design over a line finished background. They are perfect for people born in "horse" years - 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002 and 2014 - who are regarded as hardworking, sociable, optimistic and energetic.
|Susanna Blunt (obverse), Simon Ng (reverse)|
|The words "Elizabeth II D.G. Regina" and the Susanna Blunt Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II|
|A Close-up stylized design of a horse head by the Artist Simon Ng that is reminiscent of a Greek Pegasus rendition and the Chinese Character for "Horse" and the words "Canada 10 Dollars 2014"|
|34.0 x 34.0 x 2.1|
|Royal Canadian Mint|