2013 1/10 oz Gold Lunar Year of the Snake BU (Series II)

2013 1/10 oz Gold Lunar Year of the Snake BU (Series II)

Celebrate the Year of the Snake with this Brilliant Uncirculated Gold Lunar Year of the Snake coin from the Perth Mint.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1/10 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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The Year of the Snake includes those born in 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001 and 2013.

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 1/10 oz Gold Lunar Year of the Snake BU (Series II)
2013 1/10 oz Gold Lunar Year of the Snake BU (Series II)
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Great starter coin

By  Bakobuck

from Southern CA

5.0

Silverfish VT gave a heads up on the sale. Wanted to get into gold and this seemed like a great coin to start with. Amazing detail on a relatively small surface. Be aware that the 1/10 looks bigger on screen due to no scale next to the coin. Great looking coin that will delight for years.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Amazing Detail
  • Attractive Design
  • Recognized Brand

Excellent coin

By  OM

from Austin, TX

5.0

In my opinion, this 1/10 oz coin is a much better value versus all other 1/10 oz brands/mints. This coin is noticeably larger than the American 1/10 Eagle and 1/10 Austrian Philharmonic. And the shine on this coin is superb. Thanks APMEX.

Pros

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

Great deal, beautiful coin!

By  Rebel Yell

from The South

5.0

This is the best deal I see on fractional gold. On top of that it's a gorgeous coin with the different frostings and gloss on the snake. Plus it comes in a coin capsule from the mint. At this low over spot, I will buy more of these.

Pros

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

Beautiul coin at great value!

By  peace

from NJ

5.0

Beautiful coin for my zodiac! Low premium for 1/10 os - great value too!

Pros

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

Stunning Gold Coin in small package.

By  Mick

from NJ

5.0

APMEX had a great deal on this well known series gold coin. The price was just $9.99 over spot thus making this a great investment at a very good price. Although small, about the size of a US dime, the detail is not lost in this beautiful coin from the Perth Mint.

Pros

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

Beautiful coin - low premium!

By  peace

from NJ

5.0

I was born in the year of the Snake, and would like to collect coins in my year of birth. The Australian lunar coins are both beautiful and appreciate well in value. It also can be used as a gift.

Pros

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

Nice Coin! .9999

By  Dave

from Florida

5.0

Low premium. Proof like finish. Sealed in air-tite from the Perth mint.

Pros

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

Happy to add it to my collection

By  Prui

from Massachusetts

5.0

I really like the design of these coins, and I like to keep up with the series. I think the added bonus of them being in their protective case from the mint is a big plus compared to the AE and CM.

Pros

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

cant go wrong with perth

By  Freedom1st

from Belle, oh

5.0

Always quality coins from the Perth mint.

Pros

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

Proof Like

By  Chester130

from Soap Lake, WA

5.0

Bought this coin to enhance my Year of the Snake collection. Perfect!! Again, a class product from a class company!!

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