In 2014, The Perth Mint’s internationally renowned Australian Lunar Silver Proof Coin Series II celebrates the Year of the Horse, the seventh animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.
These superb proof quality releases are perfect for people born in ‘horse’ years – 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002 and those yet to be born in 2014 – who are regarded as hardworking, sociable, optimistic and energetic.
The reverse of each coin depicts 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. As well as appealing to silver proof coin collectors, these outstanding releases also make great gifts for people born in any year ‘ruled’ by the Chinese lunar horse.
|Origin||Perth, Western Australia, Australia|
|Designer||Ian Rank-Broadley (obverse), Tom Vaughan (reverse)|
|Obverse||Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II (designed by Ian Rank-Broadley)|
|Reverse||The reverse featurestwo horses within a stylized Chinese landscape. - the chinese character for 'horse' - the Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mint mark - "YEAR OF THE HORSE" inscription|
|First Released||September 2013|
|Average Thickness||2.6 mm|
|Metal Weight (ozt)||1|