In 2013, The Perth Mint's internationally renowned Australian Lunar Series II celebrates the Year of the Snake, the sixth auspicious animal in 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.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
Chinese Snake Reverse in Spectacular High Relief
The coin's high relief reverse and obverse are minted on concave surfaces to ensure the optimum flow of metal is achieved by the strike of the die.
The reverse of the coin depicts a representation of a 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.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse.
Extremely Limited Mintage
No more than 7,500 of these coins will be released.
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
The coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Stylish Presentation Packaging
The coin is housed in a stylish black and red display case, with a striking illustrated shipper.
Great Gift Idea
As well as appealing to silver proof coin collectors, this outstanding release also makes a great gift for people born in any year ruled by the Chinese lunar snake.
Find out more about the Chinese Lunar Calendar and the Year of the Snake here.