New gold coin featuring horse weighs one kilogram

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A one kilogram Canadian horse coin. Just 18 are on the market, at $C69,000 each.
A one kilogram Canadian horse coin. Just 18 are on the market, at $C69,000 each.

Fancy adding a few new horse coins to your collection of equine memorabilia?

One of the latest offerings from the Royal Canadian Mint will certainly be impressive on display, but being made from pure gold and weighing in at one kilogram, it hardly needs to be said that it ain’t cheap.

The 2014 coin, marking China’s Year of the Horse, is listed for sale at $C69,000. Just 18 of the coins are available, and they carry a face value of $C2500.

The mint says the coins are 99.99% pure gold, and the rearing horse was designed by Three Degrees Creative Group.

The other side of the coin features an image of Queen Elizabeth.

The Year of the Horse series includes six coins in all, in gold and silver.

The $18-karat gold coin with a face value of $C150. The coins are for sale at $C688.88.
The $18-karat gold coin with a face value of $C150. The coins are for sale at $C688.88.

The others are:

  • A fine silver (99.99 percent pure) kilo coin with a $250 face value;
  • A $150 face-value, 99.99 percent pure gold coin;
  • Fine silver coins with $15 and $10 face-values; and
  • A $15 face-value fine silver Lunar Lotus, with an exceptional scalloped edge.

The coins became available as of August 13.

The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown Corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada’s circulation coins.

View all the coins in the series here.

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