8 dollar (Niue Island)
Proof Coin with Selective gold plating on high relief.
Illustrator and designer, Suankaew Chueysai
Description of obverse and reverse
The obverse design uses the official portrait of Queen Elizabeth II and description of the Silver content, monetary value and date. The reverse design for the Chinese Lunar Year of the Horse shows three horses galloping across the plains with a mountain range in the background. The main horse and Chinese symbol for "Horse" are highlighted in gold plate.
A brief annotation
This “Year of the Horse” Gold-Plated 5oz silver proof coin on a large 65mm diameter flan perfectly captures the strength, movement and grace of this majestic animal is high relief. The reverse is distinguished by a magnificent design of three horses in full-stride across the plains with a mountain range in the background. The main horse is highlighted in gold plate complemented by a distinguished representation of the traditional Chinese character for the word “horse”.