Year of the Snake - Fairy Tale Snake

Niue Islands 2012 - $1 - Year of the Snake - Fairy Tale Snake - 16,81g LIMITED Silver Coin

10.000 of these coins were issued by Mint of Poland!
This silver coin comes with pad printing is dedicated to the lunar calendar.

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Country Niue Islands
Year 2012
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 1
Metal Silver
Fineness 925/1000
Weight 16,81g
Diameter 38,61 mm
Mintage 10000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $57.33
Coin Story

The 12-year cycle repeats in the Chinese Calendar five times and each animal is represented again under a different element: water, earth, wood, fire, or metal. It is believed that any animal belonging to any given year and the associated element influence both the social, political and economic developments, as well as the nature and abilities of people born in that year. According to the Chinese Calendar the Year of the Snake begins on 10 February 2013 and ends on 30 January of the following year. People born in the Year of the Snake are usually considered very sensible. Thanks to their ambition and persistency in professional undertakings they can be highly successful. They are good strategists and patient negotiators. Friends and relatives can also rely on their Snakes. Snakes are best associated with people born in the Year of the Ox and the Year of Rabbit.

Reverse Design

In the central part of the coin an image of a fairy-tale snake created using the pad printing technology. In the background – leaves and tree branches. To the left and towards the bottom of the coin – a Chinese hieroglyph denominating the snake. Next to it the following inscription: YEAR OF THE SNAKE 2013.

Obverse Design

In the central part of the coin the picture of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Underneath a semi-circular inscription: ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND. Under the portrait of the Queen – face value (1 Dollar) and the year of issue (2012). Under the picture of the Queen, to the right, the mint mark (m/w).


The Year of the Snake - Fairy Tale Snake silver coin comes encapsuled, in an attractive blister case, with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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