The Perth Mint’s Lunar Series II coins are undoubtedly the most popular lunar-themed coins available in the market today. Introduced in 2008 following the massive response to the mint’s original Lunar Series, the Lunar Series II coins feature more intricate designs and equal demand from investors and collectors alike. Right now, JM Bullion offers the 2013 1 oz Australian Silver Snake Coin in near-perfect condition.
- Currently only 1,239 coins exist in this condition!
- 6th release of Lunar Series II!
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab.
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Bears a face value of $1 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- Issued a grade of Mint State 69 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Obverse features the image of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse bears the Year of the Snake design.
There are few coin series in the world more popular than the Lunar Series II coins from the Perth Mint. Featuring new designs every year to honor a different animal in the Chinese Zodiac. The coins originated in 1996 with the release of the first lunar coins, and continued immediately in 2008 at the conclusion of the original series in 2007.
In the Lunar calendar, the snake is the sixth animal. Each reverse design from the Perth Mint offers a design that highlights the creature whose image appears in the Zodiac that particular year.
The 2013 1 oz Australian Silver Snake Coins in this product listing earned MS69 grades from the NGC. Coins in this condition are considered near-perfect specimens. These coins exhibit full, original mint luster, but also feature minor detracting flaws such as minor hairlines and contact marks.
On the obverse of the coin you’ll notice the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley, it is the fourth-generation depiction of Her Majesty since she was coronated in 1952.
The reverse of the 2013 1 oz Australian Silver Snake Coin features the unique Year of the Snake design from the Perth Mint. The design features a snake coiled around the branch of a tree, with engravings identifying the series and the Perth Mint’s “P” mint mark.
Perth Mint is Australia’s oldest operating facility, opening for business in 1899 as part of the British Royal Mint system. Today it is a state-owned entity of Western Australia and enjoys legal tender status under the Currency Act of 1965.
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