2014 Australian Year of the Horse 1 Ounce Silver Coin (Matte)

Notable Differences

  1. The "Year of the Horse" lettering and the Chinese character for "horse" are incuse on the genuine coin but are raised on the counterfeit coin.
  2. The details on the queen's portrait, particularly the crown and hair, are less refined on the counterfeit coin.
  3. The counterfeit coin reads "1 OUNCE" instead of "1 DOLLAR" in the lower right of the portrait side.


Discussion & Detection

The most noticeable difference between the genuine and counterfeit coins is actually the diameter.  The Australian Lunar silver coins are larger than most 1 ounce silver coins, measuring 45 mm in diameter.  The counterfeit coin is only 40 mm in diameter.  The incuse vs. raised lettering is also easy to evaluate.

Additional Info

  • Brand: Perth Mint
  • Metal: Silver
  • Shape: Round
  • Nominal Weight: 1 Troy Ounce
  • Year: 2014
  • Denomination: $1
  • Genuine Weight (g): 31.26
  • Counterfeit Weight (g): 31.36
  • Genuine Diameter (mm): 44.99
  • Counterfeit Diameter (mm): 39.92
  • Genuine Thickness (mm): 2.35
  • Counterfeit Thickness (mm): 3.32
  • Genuine Edge Type: Reeded
  • Counterfeit Edge Type: Reeded
  • Genuine Material: 999 Silver
  • Counterfeit Material: Silver Plated, Brass Core

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