Modern Chinese Varieties: 2002 Silver 10Y Lunar Horse

Posted on 10/10/2017

This is the 33rd installment of our monthly column devoted to modern Chinese varieties.

This month we will feature the 2002 Silver 10Y Lunar Horse variety. The obverse of the coin features the Grand Political Palace and the reverse features the Lunar Horse. The wording “Shenyang Imperial Palace” to the right of the date on the obverse can be found with either “weak – small lettering” or “strong – large lettering”.

The coin pictured below is an example of the variety with the “weak – small lettering” (Photos 1 & 2).

Variety with the “weak – small lettering”
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The next two photos are of the second variety, which features “strong – large lettering" (Photos 3 & 4).

Variety with the “strong – large lettering"
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Both of these varieties share the same common reverse featuring the horse and date (Photo 5).

Reverse side of a 2002 Silver 10Y Lunar Horse coin
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Look for another interesting variety to be featured next month.

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