This year’s Gemstone Edition 1 kilo coin from the Australian Lunar Series II celebrates the splendour of the spirited steed, with a white diamond bringing sparkle to the horse’s eye.
In Chinese culture, people born in the Year of the Horse - 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002 and 2014 - are regarded as hardworking, energetic, optimistic and animated.
Coloured Reverse Design with White Diamond
The coin's reverse depicts two coloured horses standing within a stylised Chinese landscape. One horse has a stunning white diamond set in one of its eyes, while the animals' brown hues are said to represent the Earth. 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.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin features 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 on its obverse.
99.9% Pure Silver
The coin is meticulously struck by The Perth Mint from 1 kilo of 99.9% pure silver.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 Gemstone Edition coins celebrating the 2014 Year of the Horse.
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
The 2014 Gemstone Edition is issued with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
The Year of the Horse Gemstone Edition coin is housed in a classic black and red display case and custom designed shipper.
Find out more about the Chinese Lunar Calendar and the Year of the Horse.