Year of the Snake - Rectangle 4 Coin Set

Cook Islands 2013 - 4 x $1 - Year of the Snake - Rectangle 4 Coin Set - 4 x 1oz LIMITED Silver Coin

Only 3.000 of these special coins were issued by Perth Mint!
These rectangle silver proof coins are dedicated to the Chinese Lunar Calendar.

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Country Cook Islands
Year 2013
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 1
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 1oz - 31,1g
Dimensions 47,6 x 27,6 mm
Thickness 4 mm
Mintage 3000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $349.83
Coin Story

Celebrating the Year of the Snake, this four-coin set is a prestigious and exceptionally limited offering from The Perth Mint. It is said that those with the good fortune to be born under this ancient Lunar sign possess the qualities of wisdom, charm and independence. The birth dates for those born under this sign include 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965,1977, 1989, 2001 and 2013.

Reverse Design

Each coin celebrates the 2013 Year of the Snake with an individual reverse coloured design portraying a Blue-Lipped Sea Krait, Yellow Banded Wolf Snake, Red Bamboo Rat Snake and Chinese Green Tree Viper. The Chinese character for ‘snake’ and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark are also included in the design.

Obverse Design

Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of the Cook Islands, the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2013 year-date and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse of each coin.


The four-coin set is housed in an exciting contemporary display case, allowing a clear view of the reverse and obverse of each coin.

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