Chinese 2014 Year of the Horse Gold and Silver Coins

The People’s Bank of China has issued an extensive series of commemorative coins to mark the 2014 Year of the Horse. The program includes 9 gold coins and 7 silver coins for a total of 16 coins across two different designs and a variety of sizes and shapes.

Chinese 2014 Year of the Horse Gold Coin

The common obverse design for all of the gold and silver coins features the national emblem of the People’s Republic of China with lotus and fish symbolizing surplus year after year. The title of the People’s Republic of China and the “2014” date are also included.

The first reverse design, which appears across 12 different coins, depicts a running horse with a decorative horse head pattern in the background. The legal tender face value and the words “Jia Wu” appear in Chinese.

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The different shapes on which the design appears include round, rectangular, scallop shaped (or plum blossom), and fan shaped.

The twelve different coins featuring the design include:

  • 10 Yuan Silver Coin: 1 oz. Round with 200,000 Mintage
  • 10 Yuan Silver Coin: 1 oz. Fan Shaped with 80,000 Mintage
  • 10 Yuan Silver Coin: 1 oz. Scallop Shaped with 60,000 Mintage
  • 50 Yuan Silver Coin: 5 oz. Rectangular with 20,000 Mintage
  • 300 Yuan Silver Coin: 1 kg Round with 10,000 Mintage
  • 50 Yuan Gold Coin: 1/10 oz. Round with 120,000 Mintage
  • 150 Yuan Gold Coin: 1/3 oz. Fan Shaped with 30,000 Mintage
  • 200 Yuan Gold Coin: 1/2 oz. Scallop Shaped with 8,000 Mintage
  • 2,000 Yuan Gold Coin: 5 oz. Rectangular with 2,000 Mintage
  • 10,000 Yuan Gold Coin: 1 kg Scallop Shaped with 118 Mintage
  • 20,000 Yuan Gold Coin: 2 kg Round with 100 Mintage
  • 100,000 Yuan Gold Coin: 10 kg Round with 18 Mintage

The line up has some changes compared to the prior year. The 1 kg round silver coin has a mintage of 10,000 pieces compared to 3,800 last year. Also the 2 kg gold coin is a new addition.

Chinese 2014 Year of the Horse Silver Coin

The second reverse design utilized for the program, which appears across four different coins, features a traditional folk design of a horse in the foreground and flowers in the background. It is selectively colored and includes inscriptions of the legal tender face value and the words “Jia Wu” in Chinese.

The four different coins which feature this design include:

  • 10 Yuan Silver Coin: 1 oz. Round with 220,000 Mintage
  • 50 Yuan Silver Coin: 5 oz. Round with 30,000 Mintage
  • 50 Yuan Gold Coin: 1/10 oz. Round with 120,000 Mintage
  • 2,000 Yuan Gold Coin: 5 oz. Round with 3,000 Mintage

This line up of four coins shows no changes compared to the prior year issues.

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  1. Samuel says

    CO, they will never beat Perth. because u can’t buy them directly. even people in the country can’t buy them directly if u r not a member.

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