The 2014 Australian Lunar Year of the Horse coin was struck from 1 kilogram of .999 pure silver in proof quality by the Perth Mint. This coin is part of the Australian Lunar Series II Coin Program. This program is dedicated to the Chinese Lunar Calendar and the 12-year cycle of the Chinese Zodiac. Years of the horse are: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002 and 2014. Those born under the influence of the horse tend to be confident, intelligent and independent. The Government of Australia guarantees the weight, purity, and legal denomination of this stunning horse coin. This coin comes in a protective coin capsule for safety and security.
Highlighting the obverse of the coin is an eloquent portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, by Ian Rank-Broadley. The Queen wears a royal crown and is surrounded by the legend, “ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA, 50 CENTS, 2014, 1/2 OZ 999 SILVER.” The coin's reverse showcases two beautiful stallions drinking from a stream in a Chinese rural setting. Inscribed on the reverse is the Chinese character for horse and, “YEAR OF THE HORSE.” The famous Perth Mint “P” mintmark is struck on the reverse.
This 2014 Australian Lunar Year of the Horse 1 Kilo Silver coin makes an excellent addition to any collection. Gainesville Coins offers a vast selection of coins, featuring the famous Australian Lunar Series I and II coins.