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SNAKE Lunar Year Series 1 Oz Coloured Silver Proof Coin 1$ Australia 2013


Celebrating the Year of the Snake, the sixth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac, this 1oz silver proof coloured coin is a prestigious and limited offering from The Perth Mint. Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be intelligent, graceful, independent, analytical and charming. This coin is struck from 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.

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The Snake
According to the Chinese Zodiac, the Year of 2013 is the Year of the Snake, which begins on February 10, 2013 and ends on January 30, 2014. The Snake is the sixth sign of the Chinese Zodiac, which consists of 12 Animal Signs. It is the enigmatic, intuitive, introspective, refined and collected of the Animals Signs.
Ancient Chinese wisdom says a Snake in the house is a good omen because it means that your family will not starve.
People born in the Year of the Snake are keen and cunning, quite intelligent and wise. They are great mediators and good at doing business. Therefore, you should have good luck if you were born in the Year of the Snake.

  • CountryAustralia
  • Year2013
  • Face Value1 Dollar
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)45.6
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)10.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
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The coin's reverse depicts a coloured snake curled around a tree branch. 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 also shown on the coin's obverse. Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, this coin is housed in a red and black display case with illustrated shipper.