Australian Lunar Series II 2013 Year of the Snake 1oz Silver Gilded Edition

Stunning gilded edition from the Australian lunar series II depicts the wise and lucky snake, the sixth animal in the Chinese lunar calendar.

Key features:

  • Specimen quality 99.9% pure silver
  • Stunning Year of the snake gilded design
  • Australian legal tender
Mintage 50,000
SKU 2S1306DCAA

Story

Lunar new year

The birth dates for people ruled by this ancient Chinese sign include 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001 and 2013. Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be wise, intelligent, graceful, independent and charming.

The coin is meticulously struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in specimen quality.

Stunning gilded design

The coin's reverse depicts a snake curled around a tree branch, gilded in 24-carat gold. Gold is said to symbolise 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.

Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse.

The Perth Mint will release no more than 50,000 of the 1oz gilded edition coins celebrating the 2013 year of the Snake.

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Presentation packaging

The coin is housed in a striking red and black display case and illustrated shipper.  Each coin is accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity.

Specifications

Specifications

Year 2013
Metal Silver
Silver Content (Troy oz) 1.000
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1.00
Fineness (% purity) 99.90
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm) 45.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 2.60
Maximum Mintage 50,000
Finish Gilded
Legal Tender Australian
Effigy Ian Rank-Broadley design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Designer Ing Ing Jong

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