Wednesday, February 20, 2013

2013 Lunar Snake Silver Bullion Coin Gilded Edition

2013 Lunar Snake Silver Bullion Coin Gilded Edition

This year's stunning Gilded Edition from the Australian Lunar Series II depicts the wise and lucky snake, the sixth animal in the Chinese lunar calendar. The birth dates for people ruled by this ancient Chinese sign include 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001 and 2013.  Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be wise, intelligent, graceful, independent and charming.

The coin's reverse depicts a snake curled around a tree branch, gilded in 24-carat gold.  Gold is said to symbolise 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.

Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. The Year of the Snake Gilded Edition coin is housed in a red and black display case and illustrated shipper. 

1 Ounce Pure Silver (999)
Face Value: AUD 1
Diameter: 45.60 mm
Max Mintage: 50,000

COA: Yes

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