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SNAKE Lunar Year Rectangle 4 Four Coin Set 1$ Cook Islands 2013


Celebrating the Year of the Snake, this four-coin set is a prestigious and exceptionally limited offering from The Perth Mint. Each rectangle coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.

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It is said that those with the good fortune to be born under this ancient Lunar sign possess the qualities of wisdom, charm and independence.  The birth dates for those born under this sign include 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965,1977, 1989, 2001 and 2013.

Chinese Lunar-Zodiac coins are very popular in China and throughout the world. According to the Chinese Lunar-Zodiac, the Year 2011 is the Year of the Rabbit--which begins on February 3, 2011 and ends on January 22, 2012. The Rabbit is considered a lucky sign. Rabbits are private individuals and a bit introverted. People born in the Year of the Rabbit are friendly individuals who enjoy the company of a group of good friends. They are good teachers, counselors and communicators, and make great painters or musicians due to their sense of beauty and their love of creativity. They love hunting for antiques, arts and crafts and will tend to make sound investments in these types of things.

  • CountryCook Islands
  • Year2013
  • Face Value1 Dollar
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Size (mm)27 x 47
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)3.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
  • Set (pcs)4
Each coin celebrates the 2013 Year of the Snake with an individual reverse coloured design portraying a Blue-Lipped Sea Krait, Yellow Banded Wolf Snake, Red Bamboo Rat Snake and Chinese Green Tree Viper. The Chinese character for 'snake' and The Perth Mint's traditional 'P' mintmark are also included in the design. Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of the Cook Islands, the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2013 year-date and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse of each coin.