2013 Australia 2 oz Silver Year of the Snake BU

2013 Australia 2 oz Silver Year of the Snake BU

The Chinese character for "Snake" and the inscription "Year of the Snake" appear in the design with the Perth Mint’s "P" mintmark. Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be intelligent, graceful, independent, analytical and charming.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 2 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Comes in a protective plastic capsule.
  • Obverse: Shows the Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Queen Elizabeth II along with the face value.
  • Reverse: Displays a snake hanging from a tree limb, above the text "Year of the Snake".
  • Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government.

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Perth Mint Lunar coins are some of the most popular collectibles around the world. Add this 2013 2 oz Proof Silver Lunar Year of the Snake coin 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 2 oz Silver Year of the Snake BU
2013 Australia 2 oz Silver Year of the Snake BU
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Great coin. Excellent resale value

By  StackerMerchant

from Las Vegas, NV

5.0

Good sized and beautiful coin at a great price!

Pros

  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Recognized Brand
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Truly A Good Value
  • Value (low premium over spot)

Shinny Serpent

By  Gold soldier

from Reseda, Ca

5.0

I really like snakes and it was a must for me. One of my favorite coin which always grab attention.

Pros

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

Great round

By  P

from Plantation ,Fl

5.0

The 2oz size really makes the artwork come alive

Pros

  • Mint Condition
  • Easy to Sell
  • Attractive Design
  • Recognized Brand

Beautiful, larger coin.

By  Len

from East Hanover, NJ

5.0

I purchased this coin because it was from the Perth Mint which has a reputation for really fine craftsmanship, and because of its larger 2 oz size which is impressive. The finish is lovely done in a combination of mirror and flat looks. As usual, APMEX service was top notch.

Pros

  • Nice Size
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition

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from CA

5.0

Perth Mint Lunar coins are my favorites. I love all sizes. This 2oz coin really shows its beautiful craftsmanship and attention to detail. Do yourself a favor and order a couple at this unbelievable price along with APMEX superb customer service and fast shipping.

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from PA

5.0

Awesome detail in this coin, the craftsman took his time for sure.

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