The Perth Mint of Australia has released collections of gold and silver square-shaped coins to celebrate the Year of the Horse. Each set includes ten different coins featuring a colored representation of a horse.
The horse is the seventh animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. Those born within the date range of January 31, 2014 to February 18, 2015 are said to be born in the Year of the Horse. People born under the influence of this sign are said to be hardworking, sociable, optimistic, and energetic.
The collection of gold coins includes ten square-shaped coins featuring a colored horse in a standing pose along with the Chinese character for horse. The obverse of each coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II with the 2014 date and the monetary denomination.
Each coin is struck in 1/10 oz of 99.99% pure gold with a length and width of 14.50 mm and maximum thickness of 1.50 mm.
The 2014 Year of the Horse 1/10 oz Gold Square Ten Coin Collection is housed in a stylish case and themed shipper with a numbered certificate of authenticity. No more than 1,5000 of the collections will be released from a maximum mintage of 7,500 for each coin.
The collection of silver coins also includes ten square-shaped coins with a colored depiction of a horse. The silver coins incorporate two Chinese stamps and Chinese characters which describe the name of the horse and the artist. The obverse of each coin carries the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II with the date and denomination.
Each of the coins is struck in 1 oz of 99.9% pure silver with a length and width of 33.20 mm and maximum thickness of 4.00 mm.
The 1 oz Silver Square Ten Coin Collection is housed in a case and shipper with numbered certificate of authenticity. No more than 5,000 of the collections will be released from a maximum mintage of 10,000 for each coin.
For additional information on these collections or to place an order, please visit the Perth Mint website.