Lunar II Horse 1 Kilo Silver Coin 2014
|Mint:||The Perth Mint|
|Grading:||Mint State - Circulated|
|Packing:||Single in plastic capsule|
|Tax:||Taxfree accord. to article 17(1)3 Est. VAT Act|
|Quantity||Net Per Unit||VAT Per Unit||Gross Per Unit||Premium|
|1+||€ 750.88||€ 0.00||€ 750.88||50%|
The 2014 Horse design of the Lunar II series is one of the most sought after designs in the entire Lunar II series, which will end in 2019 with the “Year of the Pig”.
With this offer we are excited to offer a very rare opportunity for all investors and collectors of the Lunar II series. The offered 2014 Lunar II Horse are in perfect mint-state condition and in the original packing and capsule.
Be sure to add this coin into your portfolio while stock lasts. Based on historic research premiums are set to rise after the series has ended. The Lunar II Horse is the perfect birthday gift for all born in the years 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002 and 2014.
Diversifying into Semi-Numismatics
Semi-Numismatics are bullion products that became so popular over time that different series, amongst them the most popular Lunar II series, started to trade at a collectors value.
In comparison to other bullion products, semi-numismatics add stability into a gold and silver portfolio and also drive performance. At CelticGold, we did an in-depth research in the our free Knowledge Center that we call Gold University. The research is available here.
Depending on the different markets over Europe, the Lunar II Horse in good condition can trade anything from 82 - 100% over spot.
2014 - The Year of the Horse
The horse is the seventh animal in the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The horse symbolizes character traits that include strength, energy and an outgoing nature. Horse personalities are also believed to be intelligent and can easily grasp new subjects. The birth years of the Lunar Horse are 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002 and 2014. Famous people born under the horse are Isaac Newton and Neil Armstrong.
The Lunar II Horse 1 kilo silver coin contains 32.15 ounces of pure .999 silver and has a mintage of just 38,861 coins. This is one of the few 1 kilo silver coins on the market today. The Lunar II 1 kilo silver coin is considered legal tender in Australia with a face value of 30 Dollars.
The 1 Kilo Lunar II Horse silver coin is popular with both collectors and investors due to the unique design, large weight and limited mintage.
The front side of the 2014 Lunar II Horse 1 kilo silver coin depicts two horses standing next to a stream. One of the horses is leaning down to take a drink while the other horse looks off into the distance. Behind the horses are tree branches, which enhance the beauty of the design.
The Chinese character for horse is inscripted above the motif. On the bottom outer edge are the words “Year of the Horse”. The letter “P” is embossed on the right outer edge and represents the Perth Mint. The coin edge is reeded and slightly raised which protects the motif from damage.
The reverse side shows the portrait of her majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The queen is shown wearing a royal crown and earring. The portrait of the queen was designed by artist and engraver Ian Rank-Broadley.
The inscriptions around the outer edge are the name of the regent “Elizabeth II”, the country of origin “Australia”, the face value “30 Dollars”, the date of issue “2014” and the weight and purity “1 KG 999 Silver”.
1 Kilo Lunar II Silver Coin Series
The 1 Kilo Lunar II Silver coin series is one of the most unique bullion coins programs available. The series celebrates the ancient Chinese Lunar Calendar, which dates back to 2,600 BC. Each year depicts one of the 12 animals in the Chinese Zodiac. The animals are believed to have a significant influence on the personalities of those born under their rule. The series began in 2008 with the “Year of the Rat” and ends in 2019 with the “Year of the Pig”. The order of the animals in the cycle are:
2008 - Year of the Rat (Mouse)
2009 - Year of the Ox
2010 - Year of the Tiger
2011 - Year of the Rabbit
2012 - Year of the Dragon
2013 - Year of the Snake
2014 - Year of the Horse
2015- Year of the Goat
2016 - Year of Monkey
2017 - Year of the Rooster
2018 - Year of the Dog
2019 - Year of the Pig
The Perth Mint opened in 1899 and at the time was the Australia’s third branch of Britain’s Royal Mint. The mint was opened in response to gold deposits that were discovered in Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie.
From 1899 to 1931 the Perth Mint produced more than 106 million Sovereign gold coins that were used as currency throughout the British Empire and Australia.
The Perth Mint remained under British control until 1970, when ownership was transferred to the Government of Western Australia. In 1987, the Perth Mint embarked on a new direction with the creation of the the Gold Corporation. The Gold Corporation gave the mint the authority to produce and market gold, silver and platinum bullion products to investors and collectors worldwide.
Today, the Perth Mint produces some of the most popular bullion coin series globally which include:
Australian Kangaroo (Nugget) gold and silver coins
Australian Kookaburra silver coin series
Australian Koala silver coin series
Australian Lunar I & II gold and silver coin series
Country of origin: Australia
Manufacturer: Perth Mint
Series Name: 1 kilo Lunar II Horse silver coin
Weight: 32.15 ounces (1kg)
Diameter: 100.60 mm
Thickness: 14.6 mm
Year of issue: 2014
Purity: .999 Silver
Mintage: 38,861 coins