In 2013, the spectacular and popular Australian Lunar II Gold Proof Coin Series celebrates the Year of the Snake, the sixth animal in the twelve year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.
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.
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, each coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse.
This coin has a maximum mintage of 30,000.
The reverse of each coin depicts a representation of a snake with bamboo, signifying good health, wisdom and prosperity. 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 monetary denomination, 2013 year-date and the weight and fineness are depicted on the coin’s obverse.
The 2013 Year of the Snake 1oz .9999 Gold Bullion Coin is presented in a protective acrylic capsule.
|Gold Content||(Troy oz)||1.000|
|Minimum Gross Weight||(g)||31.103|