Australian Lunar Series II 2013 Year of the Snake Three-Coin Set

Australia 2013 - $0,5 + $1 + $2 - Australian Lunar Series II 2013 Year of the Snake Three-Coin Set - 1/2oz + 1oz + 2oz LIMITED Silver Coin Set

Only 1.000 of these special coin sets were issued by Perth Mint!
This silver proof coin set is dedicated to the Chinese Lunar Calendar.

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Delivery time 1 - 2 days

Country Australia
Year 2013
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 0,5 & 1 & 2
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 1/2oz & 1oz & 2oz
Diameter 40,6 mm
Edge Serrated
Mintage 1000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $700.83
Coin Story

The Snake occupies the sixth position in the Chinese Zodiac. The 12 zodiac animals are, in order: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. Each year is related to a Chinese zodiac animal according to the 12-year-cycle. In Chinese culture, the Snake is the most enigmatic animal among the twelve zodiac animals. People born in a year of the Snake are supposed to be the most intuitive. Snakes tend to act according to their own judgments, even while remaining the most private and reticent. They are determined to accomplish their goals and hate to fail. Snakes represent the symbol of wisdom. They are intelligent and wise. They are good at communication but say little. Snakes are usually regarded as great thinkers. Snakes are materialistic and love keeping up with the Joneses. They love to posses the best of everything, but they have no patience for shopping. Snake people prefer to work alone, therefore they are easily stressed. If they seem unusually stressed, it is best to allow them their own space and time to return to normal.
The set contains the 2 oz, 1 oz, and 1/2 oz silver Proof coins, for a total of 3.5 troy ounces of Silver! Meticulously struck from 99.9% pure Silver in proof quality, no more than 1,000 three-coin Sets will be released.

Reverse Design

The 2013 Silver Lunar Year of the Snake 3-coin Proof set features a snake curled around a tree branch. 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.

Obverse Design

Each set includes 3 coins issued as legal tender with a face value of $2, $1, and $0.50 (Australian). The Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2013 year-date and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse.


The Year of the Dragon - Red silver 3-coin set comes complete with original box and Certificate of Authenticity from the Perth Mint.

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