The Perth Mint’s popular Lunar Series II coins have been in production since 2008, and serve as the follow-up to the original Lunar Series of coins. There are a variety of differences between the coins, primarily in the quality of the design. AS the program continues on, JM Bullion offers the 2013 1 oz Australian Silver Snake Coin in perfect condition.
- Only 2,597 coins earned this certification from the NGC.
- 6th coin released in the Lunar Series II program.
- Ships in a plastic slab to protect the coin’s perfect condition.
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Face value of $1 (AUD) is fully backed by the government of Australia.
- Graded Mint State 70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Reverse features the 6th design and 2nd Snake in Lunar coins from Perth Mint.
- Obverse bears the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
Each of the 2013 1 oz Australian Silver Snake Coins in this JM Bullion listing is considered a perfect specimen in the eyes of the NGC. A Mint State 70 product has its full, original mint luster and lacks any detracting flaws on its surfaces.
Animals in the Chinese Lunar calendar come around every 12 years, with the Year of the Snake extending from February 2013 to January 2014. Those born under the sign of the snake are said to be intelligent, graceful, analytic, and charming.
On the reverse side of the 2013 1 oz Australian Silver Snake Coin you’ll find the design representing the Year of the Snake. In this design, a snake is depicted wrapped in the branch of a tree. Engravings feature the phrase “Year of the Snake” and the Perth Mint mark.
The obverse features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, captured in right-profile relief. Her Majesty’s portrait is accompanied by engravings of her name, the nation of issue, year of issue, face value, and the coin’s weight, purity, and metal content.
Perth Mint was founded in 1899 as the final of three British Royal Mint facilities on the continent, the first Royal Mint sites outside of the United Kingdom. After the closures of the Sydney Mint and Melbourne Mint, the Perth Mint remains as the oldest operating facility in Australia. Though it is not part of the Royal Australian Mint, the coins do enjoy legal tender status for its coins under the Currency Act of 1965.
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