2001 Australia 1 oz Silver Year of the Snake BU

2001 Australia 1 oz Silver Year of the Snake BU

Offering a low mintage of just 71,301 coins, these 1 oz Australian Silver Year of the Snake coins celebrate all things 2001. These Silver coins are the third release in the 12 coin series.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .999 Silver.
  • Each coin comes in a plastic capsule.
  • Obverse: The Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, purity of .9999 fine Silver and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse.
  • Reverse: Features a snake with 5 eggs, one with a baby snake hatching, design was a collaboration.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government.

Protect your Silver coin in style by adding an attractive display box to your order.

This Year of the Snake coin would make a great addition to any lunar collection. Add this spectacular Brilliant Uncirculated 2001 Australia 1 oz Silver Year of the Snake coin to your cart today!

The Silver Perth Mint Lunar Series I is a beautiful collection featuring every animal from the Chinese Lunar Calendar and was in production from 1999 until 2010. The coins were minted in a wide array of sizes, including 1/2 oz, 1 oz, 2 oz, 5 oz, 10 oz, 1/2 kilo and 1 kilo and contain .999 fine Silver. The Lunar series was first struck only in Gold, but it proved so popular that three years after its introduction, the Silver series was introduced.

The Silver Perth Lunar Series I features a different animal every year, starting with the rabbit coin in 1999 followed by the dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, pig, mouse, ox and tiger. The obverse features the profile of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as captured by Raphael Maklouf. The Perth Mint also produced a Gold Lunar series featuring the same animal as the Silver coins, however, the 2006 Silver Year of the Dog coin is unique from its Gold counterpart: the Silver features a German shepherd whereas the Gold coin depicts a beagle.

The Lunar Series is based on the ancient 12-year Chinese lunar calendar, which dates back to 2,600 B.C. The Lunar Calendar is steeped in tradition and symbolism. Based on the appearance of the moon, the Lunar Calendar associates a different animal with each year in the 12-year cycle. These animals are said to have a profound influence on the personalities of people born under their rule.

Established in 1899, the Perth Mint predates the federation of Australia by two years. The mint was initially established for two reasons: to refine the vast amounts of Gold flooding in from various areas of Western Australia and to produce Gold sovereigns and half sovereigns to be used throughout Great Britain. Although Australia became an independent nation in 1901, the Perth Mint remained under the authority of the British crown until 1970. Following a 1987 State Act of Parliament, Gold Corporation, a company entirely owned by the Government of Western Australia, was established and mandated to operate the Perth Mint to market their Gold, Silver and Platinum Australian coins overseas.

The Perth Mint is also known for its outstanding quality and industry-leading creations. In 1957, the mint produced a 13 oz proof “plate” of .999999 fine Gold, the highest purity ever achieved. In 2011, they created the world’s largest, heaviest and most valuable Gold coin, containing .9999 fine Gold and weighing 2,231 pounds, that was worth $53.5 million (AUD) at the time of minting.
Customer Reviews of 2001 Australia 1 oz Silver Year of the Snake BU
2001 Australia 1 oz Silver Year of the Snake BU
5.0 Overall

(based on 3 reviews)

Reviewed by 3 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1 - 10 Back to top

Older lunar without the high price

By  Dish

from Texas

5.0

Apmex carries these older dates without hiking up the price past it's value. It saves me from having to deal with online auctions to find a piece for the collection.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Recognized Brand
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Mint Condition

By 

from IL

5.0

Outstanding unique design and detail in this series of snake coins, available in several weights on up to 1-kilo, no snake coin collection is complete without one of these!

By 

from WV

5.0

Simply beautiful. Is exactly what is described in description tab. Everyone at Apmex is courteous and efficient. Could not be happier.

Displaying reviews 1 - 10 Back to top

Satisfaction Guaranteed

We provide all of our customers with a refund, return and / or exchange on everything we sell including all bullion and certified coins. If for any reason, you have a problem, please feel free to call us. We will always do our best to accommodate you.

.

Items In Cart


There are no items in the cart.

PLATINUM