For several years now the Chinese demand for collectable coins has been skyrocketing. The Australian Mint produces huge numbers of “lunar” coins to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Each year is associated with a particular animal.
In 2014, for the first time ever, The Royal Mint produced the UK’s first Lunar coin. It’s no longer available at the Royal Mint.
The Horse is the seventh animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. Tradition has it that those born in the Year of the Horse exhibit the traits of independence, confidence and intelligence.
Struck from one troy ounce of 999/1000 Silver, this Royal Mint first was designed by Wuon-Geon Ho, a British Chinese artist and printmaker, to celebrate the Year of the Horse.
The design brings together Chinese and British culture as it features a galloping horse alongside the famous Uffington White Horse which has been etched into the chalk hills of Oxfordshire.
As the first ever British Lunar coin, this coin is highly sought-after by collectors worldwide. Make sure you secure yours today.
UK 2014 £2 Year of the Horse 1oz Silver Coin
(+ £3.99 p&p)
- Country of Issue: United Kingdom
- Year of Issue: 2014
- Metal: 999/1000 Silver
- Weight: 31.21g
- Diameter: 38.61mm
- Obverse Designer: Ian Rank-Broadley FBRS
- Reverse Designer: Wung-Gean Ho
(+ £3.99 p&p)