Just released by the Perth Mint, the latest in the fantastic Australian High Relief Lunar coin series: the 2014-P Australia HIGH RELIEF 1 Oz Silver Lunar Year of the Horse $1 Proof Coin!
The 2014 Year of the Horse 1oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin represents the very best in minting excellence and design. The release celebrates the Chinese Lunar Year of the Horse, the seventh animal in the 12-year zodiac cycle. As well as appealing to silver proof coin collectors, this outstanding release also makes a great gift for people born in any year ruled by the Chinese lunar horse.
The coin’s high relief reverse and obverse are minted on concave surfaces to ensure the optimum flow of metal is achieved by the strike of the die.
The coin’s reverse depicts two horses standing within a stylised 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.
Issued as Australian legal tender, the obverse of the coin portrays the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2014 year-date, the monetary denomination, and the coin’s weight and fineness.
Each coin is meticulously struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
No more than 7,500 of these 2014 Year of the Horse 1oz Silver Proof High Relief Coins will be released.