There is no series of lunar coins more popular than the Perth Mint’s Lunar Series II coins. Released starting in 2008, these coins feature more elaborate designs than the original series and serve as an inspiration for countless other lunar-themed coin programs at mints around the globe. Right now, the 2013 1 oz Silver Australian Year of the Snake Coin is available for purchase on Silver.com.
- Sixth release in the Lunar Series II program.
- Ship in individual plastic capsules, multiples of 100 ship in boxes.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $1 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- Obverse features the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse bears the Year of the Snake design.
Each 2013 1 oz Silver Australian Year of the Snake Coin is available to you in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Coins with a BU grade exhibit no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice flaws such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from the striking process.
On the reverse of each coin you’ll note the Year of the Snake design from the Perth Mint. This particular design shows a snake coiled around the branch of a tree, and includes engravings the Perth Mint’s “P” mint mark, the Chinese symbol for snake, and the phrase “Year of the Snake.”
The obverse side of the 2013 1 oz Silver Australian Year of the Snake coin features the familiar right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This particular portrait reflects a fourth-generation depiction of Her Majesty, and was created in 1998 by Sir Ian Rank-Broadley.
These coins represent the sixth release in the famed Lunar Series II program. An original Lunar Series debuted at the Perth Mint in 1996 as the first of its kind in the world. After featuring all 12 animals in the Zodiac, the program relaunched in 2008 as Lunar Series II and features all-new designs for each of the 12 animals.
Perth Mint is located in Perth, Western Australia. The last remaining mint operational during the Royal Mint’s time in Australia, the Perth Mint is now a state-owned entity of Western Australia. Though it is not affiliated with the Royal Australian Mint, its products enjoy legal-tender status under the Currency Act of 1965, which established the Royal Australian Mint for the federal government.
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