In 2013, The Perth Mint’s internationally renowned Australian Lunar Gold Proof Coin Series II celebrates the Year of the Snake, the sixth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.
Meticulously struck from 99.99% pure gold in proof quality, no more than 5,000 1/10 oz. coins will be released. Each coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
These superb proof quality releases are perfect for people born in ‘snake’ years.
The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar snake include 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001 and 2013. Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be intelligent, graceful, independent, analytical and charming.
* Struck from 99.99% pure Proof Gold
* Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
* Presentation Packaging
* The 2013 Proof Gold Snake 1/10 oz. – Colorized Edition has an extremely limited mintage of only 5,000!
The reverse of the coin depicts a representation of a red and gold snake with bamboo. The colors red and gold symbolize good luck, wealth and happiness. The Chinese character for ‘snake’ and the inscription ‘Year of the Snake’ also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2013 year-date and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse of each coin.
Each individual coin is housed in an elegant oval-shaped display case, featuring a glossy timber-effect lid and presented in a colored illustrated shipper.
Call 1-888-726-5558 to place your order by phone and receive discounts when you pay by check or bank wire.