The range of Year of the Snake coins available in the Lunar Series II products seems endless at times. The Perth Mint offers great variety for investors and collectors alike, with gold and silver coins in bullion and proof versions. Right now, the 2013 Colorized Silver Australian Snake Rectangle 4-Coin Set is available online at Silver.com.
Coin Set Highlights:
- Arrives in a protective display box from Perth Mint.
- Mintage limited to 3,000 coin sets only.
- From the sixth release in Lunar Series II.
- Commemorates the Year of the Snake.
- Consists of four individual coins with One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears individual face values of One Dollar (Cook Island Dollar) backed by the Cook Islands.
- Reverse features the image of different snakes.
- Obverse includes the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
Lunar Series II coins debuted in 2008 following the successful 12-year run of Lunar Series I coins. Coveted by collectors and investors alike, these coins feature new designs each year, and increasingly offer variety such as gilded finishes, gemstone touches, and even these 2013 Colorized Silver Australian Snake Rectangle 4-Coin Sets.
This set includes four different Year of the Snake designs, with brilliant colorization that brings each species to life. While the standard Year of the Snake design is not featured on any of the four coins, you will notice unique designs for the Blue-Lipped Sea Krait, Yellow Banded Wolf Snake, Chinese Green Tree Viper, and the Red Bamboo Rat Snake.
The 2013 Colorized Proof Silver Australian Snake Rectangle 4-Coin set includes four individual 1 oz. coins. Each coin’s reverse has a different, colorized snake design. The coins ship to you inside of a panoramic display box that features all four coins visible in the case, providing protection for your purchase and making an excellent display piece for your collection.
On the reverse of each of the coins in the 2013 Colorized Proof Silver Australian Snake Rectangle 4-Coin Set you’ll find the image of a different snake, each with a colorized finish and the Perth Mint’s “P” mint mark and the Chinese symbol for snake.
The obverse of all coins from Perth Mint include a right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Compared to other coins though, these feature an effigy of Her Majesty from Raphael Maklouf for the Cook Islands.
Perth Mint is located in the city of Perth, Western Australia. It is a state-owned entity of the local government, and exists outside the realm of the Royal Australian Mint. Perth Mint was formerly part of the Royal Mint system under British control. Today it is one of the world’s most highly respected facilities.
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