Country: UK, Mint: British Royal Mint, Diameter: 32.69 mm, Weight: 31.21g, Purity: 999.9% Au Fine Gold (24 karat)
In 2014, Great Britain launched the Shēngxiào Collection: the Lunar Year of the Horse UK 2014 one ounce Gold and Silver coin. Inspired by centuries of tradition, Artist Wuon-Gean Ho’s design for this first coin in a new series, features a dynamic horse that unites Chinese symbols and customs with British heritage.These coins are perfect for wishing good fortune and a prosperous year to their recipient, to continue the tradition of gifting that surrounds Lunar New Year.
The Royal Mint has launched a series of Lunar coins that lend a unique British angle to an ancient tradition. The 2014 Lunar Year of Horse coin is the perfect way to continue the Lunar New Year gifting tradition that brings good fortune to the recipient. The 1 oz Gold Lunar Year of the Horse coins, in Proof condition, are a first for The Royal Mint – the first legal tender Lunar coins struck for the United Kingdom – and they begin a wonderful new series: the Shengxiào Collection, named in honor of the Chinese zodiac.
The coins feature a dynamic galloping horse design, along with the year of issue, weight and purity of .9999. The stunning design was produced by British Chinese artist and printmaker, Wuon-Gean Ho.