of the Horse Coins
Lunar-Zodiac calendar is over 1,000 years old, but it was not
until 1981 that China issued its first Lunar-Zodiac coin. To
commemorate the "Year of the Horse," that began on
February 12, 2002, China has issued a number of silver and gold
coins, but none are more difficult to find outside of China
than the decorative and colored series.
from China are Rare in United States
horse's head is featured on 1 oz. pure silver and 1/10 oz.
pure gold prooflike brilliant uncirculated legal tender coins.
Mintages are limited to 50,000 and 48,000 pieces respectively,
but most are reserved for sale in China. Very few are available
from distributor PandaAmerica, priced at $129 per set including
presentation box and certificate of authenticity.
1 oz. pure silver and 1/10 oz. pure gold horse coins from
China are also in very small supply in the United States,
in spite of their mintages of 100,000 and 30,000 respectively.
The vast majority of these were also sold in China. A very
limited quantity are available from PandaAmerica, priced at
$78 for silver and $145 for gold, including certificates of
card orders can be placed by calling PandaAmerica at (800)
472-6327 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org . Or send check
to PandaAmerica, 3460 Torrance Blvd., Suite 100, Torrance,
by Mel Wacks