The Tokelau reverse-proof Lunar Horse coin appears to have been very successful and we recently reported on the low-mintage antique and proof versions. The coin from Australian producers, Treasures of Oz, was a clean and elegant design that’s won over plenty of fans. On the back of that success, they’ve decided to expand the range with two new pieces in exactly the same style and format.
As before, the coins are an ounce (31.1g) of 0.999 silver and have a diameter of 38.61mm. Being issued for Tokelau means the $5 denomination is in New Zealand currency, and the obverse carries the classic Ian Rank Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
While they’re not all shown here yet, there will also be proof and gilded versions, the latter having some fine potential, and the former will look great if the standard horse coin is any indication. Mintages of the variants differ; the reverse-proof coins being the biggest release with 50,000 available. The coloured proof version will hit 5,000 units, and the standard proof, antique and gilded versions will top out at 2,500. The reverse proof coins should be available anytime now, with the coloured proof hitting the market in mid-January. The other three versions are minted to order so if you want them, bug your dealer to get some. We mocked up a couple of gilded ones, which we can’t show for the obvious reasons, but we thought they looked great so keep an eye out for them.