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Australian Gold Lunar Year of the Snake Coins

Designed by the Perth Mint in Australia, the Australian Gold Lunar coins are among some of the most beautiful coins in the world. Centered around the Chinese lunar calendar, the Australian Gold Lunar Series 2 coins appeal to collectors and investors all over the world. Created because of popular demand from international investors and the success of the Australian Gold Lunar Series 1 coins, the Australian Gold Lunar Series 2 began in 2008 with the Year of the Mouse coins and will end with the Year of the Pig coins in 2019.

Struck from .9999 fine Gold, Australian Gold Lunar Series 2 coins are a great way to acquire and invest in Precious Metals. Legal Australian tender, most Gold Lunar Series 2 coins are struck with a larger diameter. Inspired by China’s ancient lunar calendar, the Australian Gold Lunar Series coins feature the 12 animals central to the calendar's stories. According to the lunar calendar, each of these 12 animals has a profound influence over those born under its year of "rule."


Chinese Lunar Calendar’s Year of the Snake

The Chinese Lunar Calendar is a traditional calendar used in many East Asian countries, including China, Vietnam, and Korea. It is based on the cycles of the moon, with each year divided into 12 lunar months. Each lunar month begins on the day of the new moon and lasts until the day of the next new moon.

The Chinese zodiac is a 12-year cycle in which each year is associated with a different animal. The 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac are the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. Each animal is believed to have its own characteristics and traits, and those born in a particular year are said to inherit those traits.

The Year of the Snake is the sixth year in the Chinese zodiac cycle. People born in the Year of the Snake are said to be intuitive, charming, and intelligent. They are also believed to be deep thinkers and have a strong sense of intuition. The Snake is often associated with wisdom, prosperity, and good luck.

In Chinese culture, the Lunar New Year is a major holiday that is celebrated with family gatherings, feasting, and other traditional customs. Each Lunar New Year is associated with one of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac, and the celebrations often feature decorations and symbols related to that animal. The Year of the Snake was most recently celebrated in 2013, and the next Year of the Snake will occur in 2025.


History of the Perth Mint

The Perth Mint is a historic Australian mint that was established in 1899 in Perth, Western Australia. The mint was established in response to the discovery of gold in Western Australia in the late 19th century, which led to a gold rush and a need for a local mint to refine and mint gold.

The Perth Mint initially operated as a branch of the Royal Mint in London, producing gold sovereigns and half-sovereigns to help stabilize the economy of Western Australia. In 1931, the Perth Mint became independent and began producing its own coins and bars.

During World War II, the Perth Mint played an important role in the war effort by producing coins and medals for the Australian military. After the war, the mint continued to produce coins and bullion products, and it became a major supplier of bullion to the global market for gold.

Today, the Perth Mint is still in operation and is a popular producer of gold and silver bullion coins and bars. The mint is known for its high-quality products and innovative designs, and it is one of the most respected mints in the world. In addition to producing bullion products, the Perth Mint also operates a tourist attraction that showcases the history of the mint and the gold rush era in Western Australia.

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