999 Gold Chinese Year of Horse 2014 Royal Mint. The 2014 UK Lunar Horse 1oz Gold Coin is the first coin in the new series of The Royal. The design on the reverse of the coins features a single horse, galloping across grassy land. Inscribed upon the coin is'YEAR OF THE HORSE.
2014', detailed upon this side of the coin is the weight and fineness. The Chinese symbol for horse also appears in the design.
If you look closely you can also see an image of the prehistoric Uffington White Horse under the hooves. This is a brilliant combination of ancient English history and Chinese ancient history in a modern design! The coin's obverse depicts a portrait of the late Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination. Designed by artist Wuon-Gean Ho. The Lunar Horse coin is the first coin in the new series of The Royal Mint's Shengxiào Collection.
The Horse is the seventh animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. The Chinese New Year 2014 will be celebrated on January 31st, 2014 celebrates the year of the Horse. Year of the Horse also applies to those born in 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990 and 2002.
In Chinese culture, those who are born under the influence of this sign are said to be active, energetic, kind, optimistic and sentimental. TERMS & CONDITIONS OF SALE. Please DO NOT leave your questions until the last couple of hours of the listing! All dimensions and measurements are approximate. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Other Chinese".The seller is "oldebradfordian1847" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.