Wealth. Strength. Wisdom.

The Perth Mint’s most luxurious annual releases, henceforth known as Masterpieces, owe their artistic inspiration to animals and mythological creatures significant in oriental culture. Like its stunning predecessors – The Jewelled Snake is mounted with a three-dimensional 18-carat rose and yellow gold representation of a snake coiled about a tree branch. Associated with wealth, strength, and wisdom, the snake is embellished with 175 exceptionally rare, hand set Argyle Pink Diamonds™ on its upper body. The creature’s belly is similarly pavé-set with 111 white diamonds, with two emeralds for its eyes.

Lustrous luxury

Finished in flawless proof quality, the coin’s artistry includes floral motifs representing plum tree blossom - a noble flower in Asian cultures associated with rebirth and renewal. Additional Argyle Pink Diamonds™ are set at the heart of three flowers. Also included in the design is the inscription ‘THE JEWELLED SNAKE’, the traditional Chinese character for snake, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

Memorial Obverse

The coin bears The Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse, featuring the Jody Clark effigy supplemented with the dates of her reign, as well as the weight, purity, monetary denomination and 2023 year-date.

Exhilarating opulence

The coin is presented in a luxury display case featuring double-doors embellished with pink gold motifs and two additional Argyle Pink Diamonds™, one on each side. Inside, the illuminated coin continuously rotates through 360 degrees with captivating style. Accompanied by an individually numbered 18-carat rose gold plaque, corresponding to each coins numbered certificate of authenticity, just eight of these stunning objets d'art will be released.

On display

The splendour of The Jewelled Snake will be on display at The Perth Mint shop at 310 Hay Street, East Perth until sold out. Find out more here.

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About the series

The Jewelled Series

Part of the high end Masterpieces brand, the annual Jewelled Series represents our most luxurious coin of the year. Struck from 10oz of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality, each release features a three-dimensional diamond-adorned portrayal of an animal significant in oriental culture. Like its stunning predecessors – The 2018 Jewelled Phoenix, 2019 Jewelled Dragon, 2020 Jewelled Tiger, 2021 Jewelled Horse, and 2022 Jewelled Koi – The 2023 Jewelled Snake with its exceptionally low mintage of just 8 is sure to be a quick sell out! Jewelled Series


Product specification

Fine Gold Content  (Troy oz)


          Fineness  (% purity) 


Rose Gold Content - Koi  (Troy oz) 


          Fineness (% purity)


Yellow Gold Content - Koi  (Troy oz)


         Fineness (% purity)


Argyle Pink DiamondsTM  (Approx. carat) 



Fancy Intense / Vivid Pink / Purplish Pink

White Diamonds (Approx. carat) 



Fine White

Colombian Emeralds (Approx. carat) 


Monetary Denomination  (AUD) 


Minimum Gross Weight  (g)


Maximum Diameter  (mm) 


Maximum Thickness (mm)


Maximum Mintage


Legal Tender



Jody Clark design of H. M. Queen Elizabeth II


Sean Rogers



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