Lunar-inspired coins are the most popular products in the precious metal industry right now. The Royal Canadian Mint releases some of the finest designs in the world, including its lunar coins. Today, one of the more unique coins available from the RCM is the 2014 $150 Canadian Gold Year of the Horse Coin, and is available only for a limited time from JM Bullion.
- Ships in a capsule to protect the coin’s condition.
- There were only 2,500 coins released in 2014.
- Ships in a case to protect the coin’s condition.
- Includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Contains 11.84 grams (.38 oz) of pure gold.
- Face value of $150 (CAD) is fully backed by the government of Canada.
- Available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
- Features the Year of the Horse design.
Lunar-themed coins are released by the Royal Canadian Mint annually, but these products are a unique offering. These coins feature a different design from the other coins and were designed by Aries Cheung, a Canadian artist.
Each of the 2014 $150 Canadian Gold Year of the Horse coins in this product listing from JM Bullion has a Brilliant Uncirculated grade. Coins in BU condition show no signs of wear and tear, but do exhibit breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks from the striking process.
On the reverse side of the coin is the image of a horse galloping, which was the creation of Cheung for the gold gram coins. In addition to this there are engravings of the nation of issue, the year of issue, the coin’s face value, and the Chinese symbol for horse.
The obverse features the common design theme used on all Canadian coins. Queen Elizabeth II’s right-profile portrait is on the obverse, and was created in 2003 by Susanna Blunt. This side includes the simple engravings of Her Majesty’s name and the phrase “D.G. Regina.”
The Royal Canadian Mint was founded in 1908 by the ruling British colonial powers to refine and product precious metal products using sources found in the Yukon Territories. Over the course of more than 100 years, the Royal Canadian Mint has earned a reputation as one of the greatest facilities in the world.
If you have any questions about these coins, please contact JM Bullion on the phone at 800-276-6508, online using our live web chat, and via our email address.