2014 Year of the Horse Gold Coin

2014 Year of the Horse Gold Coin

The 2014 Year of the Horse Gold Coins marked the seventh annual release within the Perth Mint’s Australian Lunar Series II, which features the twelve animals of the ancient Chinese zodiac. The series has continued to generate interest from both bullion investors and coin collectors from around the globe.

The reverse design for the latest gold coin features a depiction of a horse galloping across a stylized scene which includes mountains in the background and clouds within the fields. The inscription below reads “Year of the Horse” with the Chinese character for horse appearing above. As customary, the obverse of the coin features the Ian Rank-Broadly effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. The inscriptions include an indication of the precious metal weight and purity with the “2014” date, “Australia”, and “Elizabeth II” also inscribed.

Those born within the date range of January 31, 2014 to February 18, 2015 will said to have been born in the Year of the Horse. It is believed that those born under the influence of the sign are cheerful and quick witted, but possibly prone to compulsiveness or stubbornness.

The Perth Mint has offered a wide range of sizes for the bullion version of the coin. This ranges from the immensely sized 10 kilo coins to the miniscule 1/20 oz coins, providing for an extensive array of pricing points to accommodate all budgets. Maximum mintages have been established for the 10 kilo coins at just 10 pieces and the popular 1 oz size at 30,000 pieces. The remaining sizes are offered without a specified maximum, although production will close at the end of the 2014 calendar year when an official mintage will be declared.

Numismatic options released so far have included proof versions of the coin available in 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1 oz sizes individually or within a three coin set. Additional offerings are expected to include colored options and a high release 1 oz proof coin.

Bullion Mintages

Denomination Weight Maximum Mintage Total Sales
$30,000 10 kg 10 TBD
$3,000 1 kg Unlimited TBD
$1,000 10 oz Unlimited TBD
$200 2 oz Unlimited TBD
$100 1 oz 30,000 TBD
$50 1/2 oz Unlimited TBD
$25 1/4 oz Unlimited TBD
$15 1/10 oz Unlimited TBD
$5 1/20 oz Unlimited TBD

Numismatic Mintages

Product Maximum Mintage Sales
Three Coin Proof Set (1 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz) 3,000 TBD
Individual 1 oz Proof Coin 3,000 TBD
Individual 1/4 oz Proof Coin 5,000 TBD
Individual 1/10 oz Proof Coin 5,000 TBD
High Relief 1 oz Proof Coin TBD
1 oz Colored Coin TBD
1/4 oz Colored Coin TBD
1/10 oz Colored Coin TBD