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Australian Gold Lunar Coins

2002 Year of the Horse

1 Troy Oz Unc

99.99% Gold


The Perth Mint’s extremely popular gold Lunar coins depict the Chinese Lunar Calendar, offering 12 fascinating designs corresponding to each sign in the calendar’s 12-year cycle and are housed in an attractive display case.
The Lord Buddha summoned all the animals of the earth to come to him before he departed to his next life. Only twelve arrived to bid him farewell, and they were rewarded with a year named after them in the order that they arrived.
After the Year of the Dragon, the Year of the Horse is considered to be the most important year in the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The Chinese believe that the horse is associated with energy and is a sign of happiness, confidence and success.
People born in the Year of the Horse (1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990 or 2002) are typically cheerful, skillful and perceptive. They are said to be popular, talkative, confident and intelligent individuals, who love their freedom and manage their money well.
The Year of the Horse is said to be marked by increased commercial activity and interest in outdoor pursuits and physical exercise.

2002 Year of the Horse Reverse

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Mintage - (Issue Limit)
30,000
A young, spirited horse in canter is featured on the reverse design. The Chinese character for horse is featured in the central frosted design area that contrasts beautifully against the polished background.
These coins are the only major legal tender, pure gold coins to change their design each year. This feature and their limited annual mintages give them potential for numismatic appreciation over time.
All coins are legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965 and bear an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination on the obverse .


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Composition: 99.99% Gold
Gold Content: 1.00 oz
Denomination: $100
Edge: Reeded
Weight: 31.162 grams
Size: 32.10 mm
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John McIlwraith & Anthea Harris
The History of Australian Coin Production at the Perth Mint

Goldcorp
1999
Perth Mint
310 Hay St
East Perth WA 6004

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