Gold Ten Ounces 2021 The Jewelled Horse, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Ten Ounces 2021 The Jewelled Horse, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Ten Ounces 2021 The Jewelled Horse

The Australian ten ounces gold piece (abbreviated as 10 oz and designated with Au for "gold") is a bullion coin format. Uniquely, in Australia there are two mints authorised to strike legal tender: the Royal Australian Mint (which also makes the country's circulating coinage) and the Perth Mint which only makes collector and bullion coins, as well as other bullion products.

Both mints endeavour to create coins with attractive designs, and to introduce new designs and themes often, in order to raise the numismatic value of the coins over the value of previous metal used.

The Jewelled Horse 2021 10oz Gold Proof Coin by the Perth Mint is part of a series of jewelled collector coins dedicated to Chinese culture and features a horse - the symbol of vitality, power and nobility.

The Mint says about the coin:
"The Jewelled Horse is The Perth Mint’s most prestigious release of the year. In common with similarly magnificent and rare pieces celebrating animals significant in Chinese culture, the new coin combines the incontestable beauty of pure gold and Argyle pink diamonds in the numismatic embodiment of equine vitality, power and nobility.

For collectors of exclusive objets d'art, The Jewelled Horse is an Australian numismatic masterpiece of mesmerising style and sophistication.

Celebrating the significance of the horse in Chinese culture, it is crafted from 10oz of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality with breath-taking skill and assiduous attention to detail. In the face of such scarcity, and befitting the enormous skill, patience and time required to fashion this sublime embodiment of equine vitality, power and nobility, The Jewelled Horse is the rarest of collectables.

The coin’s reverse artistry portrays a branch of Jasmine flowers and undulating countryside with nearby hills topped by pagodas. As well as the Chinese character for horse, which is derived from a pictogram of a standing horse with a flowing mane, it also incorporates the inscription THE JEWELLED HORSE and The Perth Mint’s traditional "P" mintmark. The coin’s pièce de résistance is a dazzling 18-carat rose gold representation of a rearing horse, pavé-set with 169 specially selected Fancy Intense, Vivid Pink and Purplish Pink Argyle diamonds weighing 2.76 carats. Two golden coloured diamonds from the Argyle Diamond Mine represent the horse’s eyes. Interest in these rare gems has soared to new heights since the famous mine in Western Australia closed its operations in November 2020.

Befitting the enormous skill, patience and time required to craft a numismatic masterpiece of this magnitude, just eight of these stunning objets d'art will be released.

Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, each coin is presented in a luxury, cabinet-style case featuring double-doors embellished with pink gold motifs and two additional Argyle pink diamonds. Inside, the illuminated coin continuously rotates through 360 degrees with mesmerising style and sophistication."

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage8
Obverse
Australia / Gold Ten Ounces 2021 The Jewelled Horse - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown and the Victoria Coronation necklace worn for her Coronation. This is her effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait" worldwide and "Sixth Portrait" in Australia, in "uncouped" version - showing the Queen's shoulders and not terminating at the neck as the normal version.

On the left, in small letters on the Queen's shoulder, the artist's initials J.C (for Jody Clark).

Running continuously around the rim is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the face value: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 GOLD 2021 2000 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content, 10oz 9999 GOLD (ten ounces of 99.99% gold).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 GOLD 2021 2000 DOLLARS
Reverse
Australia / Gold Ten Ounces 2021 The Jewelled Horse - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts a standing horse with a flowing mane, below a branch of Jasmine flowers, against a background of undulating countryside with nearby hills topped by pagodas.

The figure of the horse is three-dimensional, sculpted in 18-carat (75.35%) rose gold. It is hand set with approximately 2.76 carats of Fancy Intense to Vivid Pink / Purplish Pink diamonds totalling 0.01ct. Two golden coloured diamonds from the Argyle Diamond Mine represent the horse’s eyes.

Around above, the inscription THE JEWELLED HORSE. To the right of the horse, the Chinese character for horse: .

Below that and to the right, the P mint mark of the Perth Mint. The designer's initials AH (for Aleysha Howarth) are in the lower left.

Reverse Inscription THE JEWELLED HORSE 馬
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Notes

The figure of the horse has 0.418 troy ounces of 75.35% gold, alloyed with 12.59% copper, 11.18% silver and 0.88% zinc.

Finish: Proof FDC.
Packaging: Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, each coin is presented in a luxury, cabinet-style case featuring double-doors embellished with pink gold motifs and two additional Argyle pink diamonds. Inside, the illuminated coin continuously rotates through 360 degrees with mesmerising style and sophistication.
Perth Mint ID: 21I53AAA
Issue price: AU$ 279,000.00, US$ 197,263.14

See also

Jewelled Masterpieces issued so far:
- 10oz Gold, The Jewelled Phoenix, 2018
- 10oz Gold, The Jewelled Dragon, 2019
- 10oz Gold, The Jewelled Tiger, 2020
- 10oz Gold, The Jewelled Horse, 2021

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Gold Ten Ounces 2021 The Jewelled Horse: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Ten Ounces (10 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Australian version)
Face Value2000 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage8
Mintage Limit8
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerAleysha Howarth
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
Shape3D
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size61.000 mm
Thickness7.800 mm
Mass323.566 g
OCC IDRWKZ-OJNC-WJQR-OXGL
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