This 2014 Year of the Horse Five-Ounce Silver Proof Coin was the first release in The Royal Mint's Shēngxiào Collection.
This British Lunar coin is struck from 999 fine silver and contains five troy ounces of the precious metal. This proof coin comes in a presentation box with a numbered certificate of authenticity.
Only 1,488 of these coins were minted.
This is the first lunar coin in the Royal Mint's Shēngxiào Collection. Each year the mint release a different animal of the zodiac calendar.
The obverse was designed by Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The text reads:
ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · FID · DEF · 10 · POUNDS·
The reverse engraving was designed by British Chinese artist Wuon-Gean Ho. Combining both British and Chinese heritage, it shows the Uffington horse which you may recognise as the chalk design that is carved into the Oxfordshire hills.
YEAR OF THE HORSE · 2014
|Weight / Size||5 Ounce|
|Silver Weight Troy Ounces||5|
|Fineness / Carat||0.999 Fine|
|Obverse Designer||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Reverse Designer||Wuon-Gean Ho|
|Issuing Monarch||Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
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