Our distributors and customers come to us to create rounds celebrating important historical moments in time, highlight specific events and to celebrate occasions. Many times, they're creating a series of rounds for a certain reason. This series references the Chinese zodiac. The Year of the Horse is one of the rounds in the collection. Others include the Year of the Monkey.
This round was struck to commemorate 2014 as the Year of the Horse. It features a stallion rearing back on his hind legs bordered on the top and bottom by the Chinese characters for Year of the Horse, the date in roman numerals and Year of the Horse. This round is one of several struck in a series to commemorate different years in the Chinese "Year of the XX".
The reverse features an intricate and detailed Chinese Zodiac calendar with 3-D modeled zodiac animals around the top edge and the classic yin and yang symbol in the center. The weight and purity is noted on the top and bottom border, along with USA, denoting the manufacturing locale.
Year of the Horse & Chinese Zodiac
Our rounds are die struck in Cincinnati Ohio, from .999 pure American copper with a minimum weight of 1oz AVDP per coin. They are struck with reeded edges like a US quarter and made coin turn.
Pure copper coins are sensitive to the oils on your fingers, so handle with gloves or by the edges if you want to avoid staining. We also recommend storing in a sulfur free environment, in pvc free tubes, flips or capsules.
Products made by Osborne are manufactured to strict standards for metal purity, weight and dimensions. We proudly stand behind the tens of millions of coins we make every year.