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Fusing British and Chinese heritage, The Royal Mint’s 2014 1 oz Silver Year of the Horse is now available at Provident Metals. Each coin contains one troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
The inaugural Lunar piece from the United Kingdom is the first release of the Shengxio Collection, which honors the Chinese zodiac. It is the nation’s first legal tender Lunar coin and holds a denomination of two pounds.
Designed by Wuon-Gean Ho, the reverse depicts a zestful, galloping horse with a flowing mane and tail. The animal looks to the viewer’s right as it trots on a British landscape. Inscriptions read YEAR OF THE HORSE and 2014.
A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II graces the obverse. ELIZABETH II DG, REG FID DEF and 2 POUNDS is inscribed.
People born during the Year of the Horse are said to be kind, clever, entertaining and cheerful, among many other strengths. Weaknesses can include a bad temper, impatience and pessimism.
Horse characteristics are attached to people born in 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002 and 2014. The stallion is the seventh animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese Lunar Zodiac.
Be clever — like the horse — and order your Royal Mint Lunar coin today using our online purchasing system. Own the first piece in the Mint’s Lunar collection or gift to the animal enthusiast in your life.
The Royal Mint
Established more than 1,000 years ago, The Royal Mint is known for manufacturing high-quality coinage for the United Kingdom. Using its state-of-the-art facilities, the mint is recognized for its tradition of artistry, tradition and craftsmanship. Combining each of those attributes, The Royal Mint has become one of the world’s leading producers of coins and medals.
When the subtotal of your purchase, including applicable discounts, is $199 or more, you receive free shipping for your entire order. In order to receive free shipping on purchases of $199 or more, you must live within the 50 US states. For orders less than $199, a $9.95 shipping fee applies. All products are discreetly packaged and shipped with full insurance included.
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For those orders of $999.99 or less, there is no need to sign for your package. However, you may select the option to require a signature at delivery if you want. This can be chosen and paid for at checkout. All orders of $1000 or more require a signature to complete delivery.
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Kellen on 4/26/2015
" I just received this coin today and it looks nice although I think I like the newer sheep more. That said my coin had quite a few spots already on it. It looked similar to milk spots I've seen on maples. I've also had these on occasion in the regular Britannia's. It might prevent me from buying many coins from the British mint in the future as I'd rather just buy generic bars versus a premium for a spotted coin. That said it won't deter me from ordering from Provident in the future as I've had good experiences with them and I think this is more of a mint issue. I got a variety of other coins in the same order and they were all in fantastic condition."
Pravin on 6/21/2014
" I'm a big fan of horses. So I might be biased but this coin is simply stunning. Design, quality, shine - this one is a winner!"
Daniel on 2/11/2014
" I think the Royal Mint nailed it on this one. Ordered a few and they are so nice that I plan on filling a tube. No quality issues like the 2013 Britannias. I like the design myself but I have read some don't."
|Metal Content||1 Troy Ounce|
|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Designer (Obverse)||Ian RankBroadley|
|Designer (Reverse)||WuonGean Ho|
|Certificate of Authenticity||No|
|Capsule Size||39 mm|
|Packaging Dimensions||1.5 x 1.5 x 0.1|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|