One of the many Lunar Series II coins from the Perth Mint is the Year of the Snake coin. Released in 2013 as the 6th coin in the second series from Perth, the Silver Year of the Snake Coin features a brilliant design indicative of the overall quality of the Lunar Series II program. The 2013 1 oz Australian Silver Year of the Snake Coin is available today from JM Bullion with a BU condition.
- Mintage limited to just 300,000 coins!
- 6th release in Lunar Series II!
- Ship in individual plastic capsules, multiples of 100 ship in boxes.
- Contains 1 troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Issued a face value of $1 (AUD) by the Australian government.
- Features the Year of the Snake design on the reverse.
- Queen Elizabeth IIs portrait on the obverse.
- Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
- Part of the Perth Mints Lunar Series II program. Click here to seeannual Perth Silver Lunar Series IImintages.
Each of these 2013 1 oz Australian Silver Snake Coins has a Brilliant Uncirculated grade. BU coins show no signs of wear and tear, but may feature breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks.
Cultural legend states that when the Jade Emperor called a meeting of the members of the animal kingdom, there were only 12 animals that made it to that meeting. As the creatures of the world raced to meet the emperor, their eventual arrival determined their placement within the Chinese Zodiac.
The snake finished this great race as the sixth to arrive, and as such, appears as the sixth animal on the Zodiac. It represents the birth year for those born in 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, and 2013. Those born under the sign of the snake are said to be intelligent, graceful, and analytical people.
On the reverse face of the 2013 1 oz Australian Silver Year of the Snake coin youll find the image of a snake hanging from the branch of a tree with its body wrapped around the branch. There are engravings that include the Perth Mints mint mark, the phrase Year of the Snake, and the Chinese symbol for snake.
The obverse bears the familiar right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. As Englands longest-reigning monarch, she has been on the throne since 1952 and this depiction from Sir Ian Rank-Broadley represents the fourth-generation depiction of Her Majesty on British and commonwealth coinage.
Australias Perth Mint is its oldest operating facility, having opened in 1898 before Australia underwent federation. Today it remains open as a state-owned entity of Western Australia, and is not affiliated with the Royal Australian Mint.
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