Lunar Year of the Horse 2014 UK One Ounce Silver Proof Coin
2014 UK Lunar 1oz Silver Proof Year of the Horse
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Lunar Year of the Horse 2014 UK One Ounce Silver Proof Coin

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  • An ideal start to a new collection or the perfect gift
  • The first UK legal tender Lunar coins from The Royal Mint
  • With one ounce of our finest 999 silver
Product code: UKH14SP


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An artful fusion of Chinese and British Heritage

The UK’s first Lunar coins

The first in a new series from The Royal Mint the Lunar Year of the Horse 2014 UK One Ounce Silver Proof coin begins the auspicious Shēngxiào Collection. Inspired by centuries of tradition and created by British-born Chinese artist Wuon-Gean Ho, the coin features a dynamic horse design to beautifully unite Chinese and British heritage. With the gleaming perfection of Proof finish and a most impressive full ounce of 999 fine silver this coin is quite remarkable and will no doubt be popular with collectors and those honouring Chinese New Year tradition alike.

The Royal Mint’s Lunar coins lend a new British angle to ancient customs. They are a perfect choice to wish good fortune and an auspicious year to the recipient, to continue the gifting tradition seen at Lunar New Year or to begin a beautiful new collection. The first legal tender Lunar coin struck for the United Kingdom by The Royal Mint begins an auspicious series: the Shēngxiào Collection, which honours the Chinese zodiac and a wealth of tradition.

The first coin of the Shēngxiào Collection to be released is that struck for the Lunar Year of the Horse. Wuon-Gean Ho, a British Chinese artist and printmaker, has created a design that combines a powerful horse paired with the famous Uffington Horse, an ancient white horse carved into the chalk hills of Oxfordshire, at its feet. The design gleams in the immaculate definition afforded by fine silver and our unrivalled Proof finish. With only  8,888 coins, each containing one full ounce of our finest 999 silver available, the Lunar Year of the Horse 2014 UK One Ounce Silver Proof coin will be highly sought after.

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Lunar Silver Proof

Denomination £2
Maximum Coin Mintage 8,888
Alloy 999 fine silver
Weight 31.21g
Diameter 38.61mm
Reverse Designer Wuon-Gean Ho
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Quality Proof

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Nice work!

Rated 5 out of 5
30 July 2014

Beautiful design, well done to the artist on creating a gem! I Purchased a bullion version (and a mule version!!) but the silver proof really brings out the design. I like the fact that the silver proof omits the wording 1oz fine silver 999 found on the bullion version so buying the proof version is a must for anyone who wants differing varieties of the same coin.

What a wonderful historical first!

Rated 5 out of 5
17 April 2014

This is the best lunar horse coin design in the world mint coins! Another MUST_HAVE coin of world class!
Love it!!!

Stunning Design

Rated 5 out of 5
18 March 2014

This coin will be a decoration for your collection! Thank you for the timely delivery to Russia.

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