2013 2 oz Gold Lunar Year of the Snake BU (Series II)

2013 2 oz Gold Lunar Year of the Snake BU (Series II)

OK snakes, this is your year. Celebrate it in style with the 2013 Year of the Snake coin from the Perth Mint! Update your lunar collection with this finely crafted issue.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 2 oz of .9999 fine Gold.
  • Each coin comes in a plastic capsule.
  • Obverse: The Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are shown.
  • Reverse: Features a snake curled amongst grass and bamboo shoots. 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.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government.

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Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be intelligent, graceful, independent, analytical and charming.

The Gold Perth Lunar Series II is one of the most beautiful and popular coin series in the world. The Lunar Series II was introduced in 2008, following the success of the first series, and will end in 2019. The coins are minted in a wide variety of sizes, including 1/20 oz, 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, 1 oz, 2 oz, 10 oz and 1 kilo. When the second series was introduced, the metal purity was increased from .999 fine to .9999 fine Gold.

The Gold Perth Lunar Series II features a different animal every year, starting with the mouse in 2008 followed by the ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. The obverse features the profile of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as captured by Raphael Maklouf. Although the Silver Perth Lunar Series II has also been released each year since 2008, the Gold and Silver editions feature different designs on the reverse.

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.

The Perth Mint was established in 1899, two years before the federation of Australia in 1901. Initially, the mint was established to refine the large amounts of Gold coming in from deposits in Western Australia including Coolgardie, Kalgoorlie and Murchison. The mint also produced Gold sovereigns and half sovereigns to be circulated throughout Britain. Although Australia became an independent nation in 1901, the Perth Mint remained under the purview 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 2013 2 oz Gold Lunar Year of the Snake BU (Series II)
2013 2 oz Gold Lunar Year of the Snake BU (Series II)
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2013 2oz Lunar year of the Snake Bu ( series ll )

By  Kathy Carmarines

from NJ

5.0

Unique design !..absolutely beautiful. Yes lam happy with my purchase!..

Pros

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

Beautiful coin

By  Erik

from Takoma Park, MD

5.0

Better than expected. Bought it for collection. Mintage only in this year. Unique design.

Pros

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

Awesome large gold coin

By  Gold-coin monster

from Earth

5.0

Attractive design, brilliant mint quality. Also with a reasonable premium and good collectable value. Good job, Perth Mint. Thank you, apmex, for bringing this to us.

Pros

  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand
  • Easy to Sell
  • Attractive Design
  • Value (low premium over spot)

Love the design and delivery was fast

By  SureWin

from Austin, Tx

5.0

The coin design is so pretty! Love it!

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Recognized Brand
  • Mint Condition

Very good deal on this big beauty

By  Tom M

from Central CT

5.0

Premium was not bad at all on this big coin. I love its size and weight, and its quality meets the same high standard as other Perth coins.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Recognized Brand
  • Mint Condition

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from CA

5.0

Best Buy!

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from AL

5.0

Beautiful coin. Etching on coin and packaging is good. Would reccommend it to anyone looking to own a heavier gold coin.

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from AL

5.0

Australian coins are best! This particular coin would be good for "heads or tails", or maybe just laying around in your safety deposit box for that added sense of security. APMEX has a great inventory to choose from.

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from FL

5.0

Awesome coin! Love it fast shipping!

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from FL

5.0

A very nice coin! I wanted to be the first to own a 2013 2oz coin; you can just fill the weight and see the shine.

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