The sixth coin in the Lunar Series II program from the Perth Mint honored the Year of the Snake on the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Representing those born under its sign, the snake is symbolic of intelligence, grace, and an independent and charming nature. The Perth Mint’s Lunar Series II program is immensely diverse, and right now Silver.com offers the 2013 1 oz Silver Australian Snake Coin with gilded finish.
- Issue limit set at 50,000 coins in total for 2013!
- Features a 24-karat gold gilded finish on the reverse.
- Arrives in a presentation themed box, and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Face value of $1 (AUD) is fully backed by Australia’s government.
- Bears the Year of the Snake design.
- Available with Brilliant Uncirculated grade.
Chinese Lunar Calendar-inspired coins are skyrocketing in popularity, and the first place most investors and collectors turn is the Perth Mint. The oldest operating mint in Australia launched the craze in 1996 with its original series, and continues that success today in the Lunar Series II program with all-new, enhanced designs.
Each of the 2013 1 oz Silver Australian Snake coins available today has a gilded 24-karat gold finish. The gold finish is limited to the Year of the Snake design on the reverse, specifically just to the body of the snake. On top of that, these coins are in BU condition, which means there are no signs of wear and tear present. However, you may see breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from striking.
The reverse face of the coin features the image of a snake coiled around the branch of a tree. Engravings on this face include the Chinese symbol for snake, and the phrase “Year of the Snake.”
On the obverse you’ll find the right-profile image of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s effigy was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley, and is accompanied by engravings that include “Elizabeth II,” “Australia,” “1 oz 999 Silver,” “2013,” and “1 Dollar.”
The Perth Mint is the oldest operating facility in Australia. A state-owned entity of Western Australia, its products are considered legal tender under the Currency Act of 1965 despite the fact it is not affiliated with the Royal Australian Mint.
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