2013 Australia 1 kilo Silver Year of the Snake BU

2013 Australia 1 kilo Silver Year of the Snake BU

It is said that those born under the influence of the Year of the Snake are said to be intelligent, graceful, independent, analytical and charming. This kilo Silver coin makes a great gift for anyone born under this sign.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 kilo (32.15 oz) of .999 fine Silver.
  • Each coin comes in a plastic capsule.
  • Obverse: The Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.
  • Reverse: Features a slithering snake curled around a tree branch. The Chinese character for “Snake” and the inscription “Year of the Snake” appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s “P” mintmark.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government.

Expand your Lunar collection with this spectacular large Silver coin. Add the 2013 Silver Year of the Snake to your cart today!

The Silver Mint Perth Lunar Series II is one of the most widely sought after collections in production today. The collection is a beautiful tribute to the Chinese Lunar Calendar and was introduced in 2008, following the popularity of the first Silver series release in 1999, and will end in 2019. The coins come in sizes of 1/2 oz, 1 oz, 2 oz, 5 oz, 10 oz, 1/2 kilo and 1 kilo and all contain .999 fine Silver.

The Silver Perth Lunar Series II features a different animal every year, starting with the mouse coin 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 Gold Perth Lunar Series II has also been released each year since 2008, the Gold and Silver editions feature differing designs.

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 2013 Australia 1 kilo Silver Year of the Snake BU
2013 Australia 1 kilo Silver Year of the Snake BU
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Great Deal, Great Coin

By  Brian

from Bowling Green, Ky

5.0

Great way to hold 1 kilo of silver, its recognizable from a well respected brand, making selling and/or trading easier.

Pros

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

Perth Mint makes the Best of the Best !

By  StackerMerchant

from Las Vegas, NV

5.0

Perth is the best. Quality pays back in the long run!

Pros

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

AAAAAA+++++

By  max

from pa

5.0

GOOD

Pros

  • Max
  • Value (low premium over spot)

Cons

  • Unattractive Design

Awesome

By  Kenny the Martian

from Michigan

5.0

This was a great collectible item and with the low over spot price, it was definitely worth it as an investment and collectible.

Pros

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

Slithering Silver

By  Paul

from SW Florida

5.0

As usual, another exceptional Perth Mint design!! Extremely good value for the product you recieve. Flawless condition which is another Perth Mint trademark.....another "keeper"!!

Pros

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

Great value!

By  Ben

from Virginia

5.0

Great value over spot at time of purchase, definitely money well spent. My 2013 year of the snake is now complete.

Pros

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

Good to have in your portfolio.

By  Bob

from NYC

5.0

Silver will double itself in the near future, always good investment.

Pros

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

2013 Silver Snake - Plain

By  mash

from Tampa, FL

5.0

It is a nice product and the price was definitely reasonable at the time I bought it.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Common (higher mintage)

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