|Country: Niue||Metal Purity: 925||Box: Yes|
|Year of Issue: 2014||Weight: 28.28 g||CoA: Yes|
|Face Value: 1 dollar||Dimensions: 38.61||Coin Accent: Gilding|
|ID: NU0301||Quality: Proof|
|Mintage quantity: 7000 pcs|
This captivating silver coin by the Pacific island of Niue has been struck as a tribute to the Year of the Horse 2014. Dedicated to the world-famous Orlovsky trotter, the coin highlights the powerful galloping horse motif on its proof finish reverse decorated with pad printing. The worldwide mintage of this unique collectible is limited to 7 000 pieces.
Traditionally, the coin of Niue bears the effigy of Her Majesty Elizabeth II on the obverse. The inscriptions along the rim include the Queen’s name, the face value of the coin, its issuing country and year.
The centerpiece of the reverse is an Orlovsky trotter jumping over a golden horseshoe. It is a large, harmoniously built harness horse with a hereditary ability to trot fast. Considered one of the world's most rare horse breeds, the Orlovsky Trotter was developed by crossing Arabian, Danish and other saddle breeds with Western European harness horses. The breeding began in 1775 in the Khrenovskoy stud farm of Alexei Orlov, hence the name. Capturing the natural grace and beauty inherent in this gorgeous animal, the coin is another magnificent tribute to the Year of the Horse in Chinese astrology. This Niue coin is sure to make a perfect gift for horse lovers and those born in 2014 or any other Horse year!