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The Australian Lunar series of gold coins epitomizes the Perth Mint’s rich tradition of minting bullion coins portraying Chinese themes. The reverse design celebrates the 2014 Year of the Horse, one of the 12 animals associated with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. In Chinese culture, people born in the Year of the Horse – 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 1002, and 2014 are regarded as hardworking, sociable, optimistic, and energetic. The coins depict two horses by a river in a stylized rural scene. The Chinese character of ‘horse’ and the inscription ‘Year of the Horse’ also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
The Perth Mint's unbeatable minting experience and its use of advanced manufacturing technology contribute to the coins' reputation of being the highest quality in the world. Struck by the historic Perth Mint from .9999 pure gold, each coin's Australian legal tender status guarantees its weight and purity. Perth Mint bullion coins are universally recognized as the most affordable means of purchasing gold bullion in the secure form of official, legal tender coins. Perth Mint bullion coins are tangible assets that are beautiful to behold. Featuring stunning new artistry each year, they are admired worldwide and are highly collectible. As well as annual design changes, the coins' restricted mintages create the potential for even greater investment return in the form of a numismatic premium.