Originally a combination of several breeds including the Thoroughbred, Arab, and Timor and Welsh Mountain ponies, the Australian Stock Horse has evolved to become a distinctive breed in its own right.
Although they were initially used for stock work and exploration by the early settlers, more than 120,000 Australian Stock Horses went on to serve in the First World War. Their strength, stamina and courage earned them international recognition as the finest cavalry mounts in the world and established their place in Australian history and folklore.
The Australian Stock Horse coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver.
The coin’s reverse portrays an Australian Stock Horse galloping on a rural property alongside a wooden fence. The design includes the inscription THE AUSTRALIAN STOCK HORSE, the 2014 year-date and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are shown on the coin’s obverse.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 1,000 of The Australian Stock Horse 2014 1oz Silver Coin in this packaging, from a maximum mintage of 10,000.
Each coin is released in a numbered presentation card which features a rural property at sunset.