According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2014 is the Year of the Horse.
The horse personality embodies life, liberty and happiness, and people
born during the Year of the Horse are said to be master
problem-solvers with a sunny disposition. In celebration of the unique
heritage and ancient culture of Chinese Canadians, the Royal Canadian
Mint has just released six new Year of the Horse coins as part of its
popular Zodiac series.
Each of the newly released Year of the Horse coins from the Royal
Canadian Mint feature a reverse design that captures the essence of
the horse in a unique way:
2014 $10 Fine Silver Coin – Year of the Horse is
crafted in 99.99% pure silver, and features a close-up of a horse
designed by Canadian artist Simon Ng.
2014 $15 Fine Silver Coin – Year of the Horse
isalso crafted in the Mint’s exceptional 99.99% pure silver, and
features a stunning proof finish (matte design on a mirrored
background). The reverse design, by Canadian artist Aries Cheung
captures the horse mid-stride in full gallop.
2014 $150 Gold Coin – Year of the Horse features
the galloping horse design in 18-karat gold. This coin is encapsulated
in a gold satin-like covered case with custom red sleeve, perfect for gift-giving!
2014 $250 Fine Silver Coin – Year of the Horse
features a reverse design with a powerful horse lifting its front legs
off the ground. This coin is crafted in one kilogram of pure silver,
with a limited mintage of only 388.
2014 $25,000 Pure Gold Coin – Year of the Horse
also features a rearing horse design, crafted in 99.99% pure gold, and
meticulously polished by hand to a beautiful proof finish (matte
design on a mirrored background). This coin has an extremely limited
mintage of only 18.
2014 Lunar Lotus Year of the Horse serves up a
unique appeal, enhanced by a dynamic, modern design crafted in pure
silver. The scalloped edge, reminiscent of the lotus flower, makes the
Lunar Lotus coin unlike any other coins from the Royal Canadian Mint.
The 2014 Year of the Horse coins make a thoughtful gift for
someone born in 2014, or a previous Year of the Horse. The coins can
be ordered directly from the Mint at 1-800-267-1871 in Canada,
1-800-268-6468 in the US, or online at www.mint.ca. They are also available at
the Royal Canadian Mint's boutiques in Ottawa, Winnipeg and Vancouver,
as well as through the Mint’s global network of dealers and
distributors. Order yours today and celebrate the Year of the Horse!