Of the new releases, two are issued as part of the 2014 Year of the Horse Lunar Coin Program. The remaining strike marks an interesting addition to the Perth Mint line-up as it features a reverse design by an extremely well-known American artist.
More details on each of the new January 2014 Perth Mint Gold Coin products follows:
2014 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle Gold Proof High Relief Coin
The Perth Mint commissioned American sculptor and engraver John Mercanti for the reverse design featured on the 2014 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle Gold Proof High Relief Coin. The choice of this artist is interesting as John Mercanti is perhaps best known for his reverse design on the American Silver Eagle Coins of a heraldic eagle with shield.
Shown on the reverse of the high relief coin is Mercanti's vision of a Wedge-Tailed Eagle in flight:
"I decided to show the eagle in flight, approaching the stump, wings spread so that the viewer could see the majesty of the wings," describes artist John Mercanti.
Each coin is struck from one ounce of 99.99% pure gold. Mintage is capped at just 1,000. (A related 2014 Wedge-Tailed Eagle Silver Proof High Relief Coin was also issued.)
Australian Lunar Series II 1/20 oz Gold Colored Horse Coin
Offered as the seventh annual release in a series, the Perth Mint issued the Australian Lunar Series II 1/20 oz Gold Colored Horse Coin. This 99.99% pure gold product was created to be a part of the ongoing Lunar Series II 1/20 ounce gold coin collection. As such, the mintage is capped at just 500 in this packaging.
The reverse contains a colored image of a horse galloping in a scene of stylized clouds and mountains. The Chinese character for horse is also seen in the design.
2014 Year of the Horse 1/10 oz Gold Square Ten-Coin Collection
Offering ten different views of standing horses in color, the 2014 Year of the Horse 1/10 oz Gold Square Ten-Coin Collection is also now available from the Perth Mint. This set features a maximum mintage of just 1,500 collections with no more than 7,500 of each individual coin released.
The ten coins of the set are shipped together in a single display case. A numbered certificate of authenticity is also included.
Additional Information and Ordering Details
For more information or to order any of the above gold coin products from the Perth Mint, please use the affiliatelink below to be taken to Mint's new releases website page: