Australian Lunar Series II 2013 Year of the Snake 1oz Silver Proof Coin

Meticulously crafted from pure silver 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 silver
  • 2013 year of the snake design
  • Australian legal tender
Mintage 5,000


Lunar new year

These magnificent silver coins celebrate the Year of the Snake, the sixth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.  As well as appealing to proof coin collectors, these superb releases are perfect for people born in the year of the snake – 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.  Struck from 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, no more than 500 kilo coins, 5,000 1oz coins and 1,000 three-coin sets will be released. The coins are issued as Australian legal tender.

Year of the snake design

Each coin’s reverse depicts a snake curled around a tree branch. 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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Presentation packaging

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



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 5,000
Finish Proof
Legal Tender Australian
Effigy Ian Rank-Broadley design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Designer Ing Ing Jong

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