1990 12 oz Silver Horse Proof Coin

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The Chinese silver horse lunar coin from 1990 weighs twelve ounces and is 80mm in diameter. A run of 1000 coins was struck at the Shanghai Mint. This highly collectible coin is constructed of .999 fine silver and has a face value of 100 Yuan. The reverse side of the coin depicts two horses galloping side by side. The obverse side illustrates the Hall of Supreme Harmony.

The two horses found on the coin’s reverse side are shown suspended above the ground while in mid-stride. Only the horse in the foreground is completely visible as the other is partially shielded. The horses are galloping toward the left as they are shown running past two patches of grass shown toward the right of the horses. At the bottom of the coin, slightly elevated from the coin’s edge reads “100” followed the Chinese character for the Yuan.

The coin’s obverse side shows an illustration of the Hall of Supreme Harmony located within the Forbidden City found inside Beijing. Located directly in the Forbidden City’s central axis, this hall is the largest of its kind in that area. It served as a ceremonial meeting place for events such as weddings and enthronements during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Arching from left to right along the top edge of the coin are the Chinese characters that translate to, “People’s Republic of China”. The coin’s issuing year of 1990 is found centered at the bottom of the coin directly beneath the Hall.

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100 Yuan