The coin is round in shape with a raised rim on the obverse and the reverse. The coin’s edge is plain.
The Horse is the seventh animal in the Chinese Calendar. Depicted as free, creative and emancipated, he is intelligent, loyal to his friends and generous. He possesses also a great sense of humor. Persons born during the following years can be said to have been born during the year of the horse : 1906 - 1918 - 1930 - 1942 - 1954 - 1966 - 1978 - 1990 - 2002 - 2014.
On the obverse of the coin, a Chinese depiction of a Horse, inspired by ancient potteries, is shown within a decorative frieze. The Chinese ideogram symbolizes the year of the cheval.
On the reverse, the portrait of Jean de La Fontaine is surrounded by the 12 animals that make up the Chinese zodiac.