The 2014 1/2 oz Silver Australian Lunar Year of the Horse Coins are now available at Gainesville Coins, and are ready to be purchased at our showroom or online 24/7 at GainesvilleCoins.com! People born under the Year of the Horse were born in they years including: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, and 2014. These people tend to be independent, confident, intelligent, and sometimes stubborn. Friends of the horse include Pigs, other Horses, Tigers, Dogs, Snakes, and Rabbits, while their utter enemies include Rats, Oxen, and Monkeys. The Horse is most compatible with Dragons, Sheep, and Roosters.
Made by the Perth Mint, each coin is legal tender and can be used for its face value amount, at 50 cents, in Australia. The Perth Mint is an acclaimed assayer and refinery that specializes in silver and gold bullion, and guarantees ethically sourced precious metals.
The obverse of this beautiful coin displays the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth II with, "Elizabeth II," and "Australia," inscribed across the top of the coin, and "1/2 oz, 999 Silver, 50 Cents," and "2013," struck on the bottom. The reverse displays two majestic horses, one is drinking water from a stream, while the other is looking off into the distance, and the Chinese symbol for "horse." To the far right of the horses is the "P" mint mark of the world-famous Perth Mint, below the mint mark and hidden in one of the rocks is the designer's, Tom Vaughan, "TV" mark, and below them is inscribed, "Year of the Horse."
These extremely popular Year of the Horse coins are part of the second Lunar Series of coins, and the 7th animal featured in the Chinese zodiac. With a 1/2 oz
weight and .999 fine silver content the 2014 Perth Mint Series II Silver Horse Coins can make a great, and affordable, gift for any collector, equestrian, Chinese zodiac enthusiast, or horse lover.