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SNAKE FILIGREE Chinese Lunar Year Silver Coin 1$ Fiji 2013


In the Chinese calendar the year 2013 is known as the year of the snake, it is one of the oldest and most widespread mythological symbols and it is strongly related with cleverness and knowledge. The third coin to be created with silver filigree, this complex, eye-catching legal tender issue is sure to command the attention of all collectors, regardless of their traditional collecting pursuit.

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Filigree Snake collector coin is one of Mint of Finland’s Year of the Snake collector coins. The snake is a convenient theme for coins, because in Chinese horoscope the wise snakes are good with money. In Japan, snake is a symbol of wealth, and therefore some people put the skin of a snake into their wallet because they believe it brings good luck.

The main focus of this spectacular coin is a delicate dragon symbol made of silver filigree. Filigree is a delicate kind of jewel work made with twisted threads usually of silver or other alloys. The silver wire is not much bigger than the thickness of a hair so making the filigree is very intricate, requiring fine attention to detail and steady hands. The filigree technique has been used in jewelry making for thousands of years but it has never been used in coin minting before.

  • CountryFiji
  • Year2013
  • Face Value1 Dollar
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)925/1000
  • Weight (g)20.5
  • Diameter (mm)38.61
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)4.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The third Silver Coin created using the fine jewellers art known as filigree. Dedicated to Lunar Year of the Snake (2013), the crown-sized coin is struck from 20.5 grams of 99.9% fine silver. In the centre of the coin, ultra-fine silver thread forms a snake symbolizing intelligence, happiness and auspiciousness for the Chinese people. This technique, used in a wide variety of cultures since Ancient times to create objects of beauty, gives a lacey appearance to the Snake motif.