Australian Lunar Series II 2013 Year of the Snake 1/10oz Gold Proof Coin

Meticulously crafted from pure gold in proof quality, this coin from the Australian lunar series is an outstanding acquisition or gift for anyone born under the lunar zodiac sign of the snake.

Key features:

  • Proof quality 99.9% pure gold
  • 2013 year of the snake
  • Australian legal tender
Mintage 5,000


Lunar new year

 In 2013, The Perth Mint’s internationally renowned Australian lunar gold proof coin series II celebrates the Year of the Snake, the sixth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.

Meticulously struck from 99.99% pure gold in proof quality, no more than 3,000 individual 1oz coins, 5,000 1/4oz coins, 5,000 1/10oz coins and 3,000 Three-Coin Sets were released. Each coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.

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.

2013 year of the snake design

The coin’s reverse depicts a snake with bamboo. 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.

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.

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Stylish presentation and numbered certificate 

Each individual coin and three-coin set is housed in an elegant oval-shaped display case, featuring a glossy timber-effect lid and presented in a coloured illustrated shipper.  A numbered certificate of authenticity accompanies the individual 1oz, 1/4oz and 1/10oz coins and the three-coin set.



Year 2013
Metal Gold
Gold Content (Troy oz) 0.100
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 15.00
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 3.111
Maximum Diameter (mm) 18.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 2.00
Maximum Mintage 5,000
Finish Proof
Legal Tender Australian
Effigy Ian Rank-Broadley design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II

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