The Perth Mint is extremely proud to present the latest designs in our internationally renowned Australian Lunar Series II. The outstanding new coins celebrate 2013, the lucky Year of the Snake and the sixth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.
The birth-years for those born under this ancient Lunar horoscope include 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001 and 2013.
Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold
Each coin is meticulously struck from 99.99% pure gold in proof quality.
Stunning 2013 Year of the Snake Designs
The reverse of the coin depicts a representation of a red and gold snake with bamboo. The colours red and gold symbolise good luck, wealth and happiness. 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 Australian legal tender, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2013 year-date and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse of each coin.
Extremely Limited Mintage
The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 1oz coins, 5,000 1/4oz coins and 5,000 1/10oz coins.
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
A numbered Certificate of Authenticity accompanies each coin.
Stunning Presentation Display Case
The coins are housed in elegant oval-shaped display cases, featuring a glossy timber-effect lid and presented in coloured illustrated shippers.
Find out more about the Chinese Lunar Calendar and the Year of the Snake here.