In 2013, the spectacular and popular Australian Lunar II Gold Proof Coin Series celebrates the Year of the Snake, the sixth animal in the twelve year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.
These superb proof quality releases are perfect for people born in ‘snake’ years.
The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar snake include 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001 and 2013. Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be intelligent, graceful, independent, analytical and charming.
The 2013 gold releases are available as individual 1oz, 1/4oz and 1/10oz coins, or in a stunning three-coin set comprising all three issues.
Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold
Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 99.99% pure gold in proof quality.
Stunning Snake Reverse Designs
The reverse of each coin depicts a representation of a snake with bamboo, signifying good health, wisdom and prosperity. The Chinese character for ‘snake’ and the inscription "Year of the Snake" also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, each coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse.
Extremely Limited Mintages
No more than 3,000 1oz coins, 5,000 1/4oz coins, 5,000 1/10oz coins and 3,000 three-coin sets will be released.
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Each coin and set is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Australian Lunar gold proof coins are housed in elegant oval-shaped display cases featuring a granite-effect base and a glossy timber-effect lid. Each case comes in an illustrated shipper.
Great Gift Ideas
As well as appealing to gold proof coin collectors, these outstanding releases also make great gifts for people born in any year ruled by the Chinese lunar snake.
Find out more about the Chinese Lunar Calendar and the Year of the Snake here.