2014 Lunar Year of the Horse Gold Proof Coins Issued

2014 Year of the Horse Gold Proof CoinsRecently released by the Perth Mint of Australia are three new 2014 Year of the Horse Gold Proof Coins. Also available as part of the Lunar release is a three-coin set which contains the three Year of the Horse Gold Proof Coins.

Each of the coins is struck from either one ounce, 1/4 ounce or 1/10 ounce of 99.99% pure gold to proof quality. These strikes are issued as part of the Perth Mint's extremely popular Australian Lunar Series II program.

Coins of the Lunar Series feature reverse designs emblematic of one of the twelve creatures found in the Chinese zodiac. As 2014 is said to be the "Year of the Horse," the creature showcased on the reverse is obviously a horse. Related Year of the Horse bullion coins were unveiled earlier this year.

Perth Mint artist Tom Vaughan designed the image used on all three of the proof gold coins. It shows a horse galloping in a stylized mountain and cloud scene.

Specifications of the new coin releases are as follows:

1 oz Gold Coin
1/4 oz Gold Coin
1/10 oz Gold Coin
Gold Content (Troy oz)
1
0.25
0.10
Face Value (AUS)
100
25
15
Fineness (% purity)
99.99
99.99
99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g)
31.112
7.777
3.111
Maximum Diameter (mm)
39.34
22.60
18.60
Maximum Thickness (mm)
2.50
2.20
2.00
Maximum Mintage
6,000
8,000
8,000
Designer
Tom Vaughan

 

As indicated by the above chart, these coins are struck in extremely limited mintages.

Initial pricing of the releases is shown as AUS $2,625.00 for the one ounce Year of the Horse Gold Proof Coin, $675.00 for the 1/4 ounce and $295.00 for the 1/10 ounce release. A three-coin set which contains all three is available for AUS $3,555.00. All pricing is subject to change.

2014 Year of the Horse Gold Proof Coin Three-Coin SetEach coin is housed in a Perth Mint timber-effect lid display case. The three-coin set features all three coins together in a similar case. A numbered certificate of authenticity and an illustrated shipper is also included.

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2014 Year of the Horse Gold Proof Coins



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