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The Australian Lunar series of gold coins epitomises The Perth Mint's rich tradition of minting bullion coins portraying Chinese themes. The reverse design on this year's releases celebrates the 2014 Year of the Horse, one of 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, 2002 and 2014 are regarded as hardworking, sociable, optimistic and energetic.
The coins depict a horse galloping in a stylised mountain scene. The Chinese character for 'horse' and the inscription 'Year of the Horse' also appear in the design with The Perth Mint's traditional
No mintage limit applies to 1 kilo, 10oz, 2oz, 1/2oz, 1/4oz, 1/10oz and 1/20oz coins. However, production will close at the end of 2014, when The Perth Mint will declare each coin's mintage.
A maximum of ten 10 kilo coins will be produced on a mint-to-order basis. Production will close at the end of 2014, when the coin's actual mintage will be declared.
The Perth Mint will produce no more than 30,000 1oz coins. Production will cease when the mintage is fully sold or at the end of the series, whichever comes first.
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