Lunar Year Of The Snake - Coral Snake

Niue Islands 2013 - $1 - Lunar Year of the Snake - Coral Snake - 1/2oz LIMITED Silver Coin

The lunar year of the Snake coin is struck from 1/2oz of pure silver. No more than 8,000 coins will be issued by the New Zealand Mint. The coins are legal tender of the Government of Niue Island.

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Country Niue Islands
Year 2013
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 1
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 1/2oz - 15,55g
Diameter 33 mm
Mintage 8000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $80.73
Coin Story

The snake is one of the worlds oldest and most widespread mythological symbols and ranks sixth of all the animals in the Chinese zodiac. People born in the Year of the Snake are the most intuitive, even while remaining the most private and reticent. Snake people represent the symbol of wisdom. They are intelligent and wise. Snake people are usually regarded as great thinkers. Snakes are materialistic and love to posses the best of everything, but they have no patience for shopping.

Snakes are very creative and extremely diligent. Though snakes work very hard, they have a tendency to be job-hoppers for they will easily become bored. Snakes are great thinkers. Complex problems stimulate them. And of course they’re excellent problem-solvers and thrive under tight deadlines. Good career choices for Snakes include: scientist, analyst, investigator, painter, potter, jeweller, astrologer, magician, dietician, and sociologist.

Reverse Design

The coin depicts a colour printed Harlequin Coral snake with distinctive black, gold, and red banding. The image is backed by an engraved Chinese symbol for "Snake".

Obverse Design

The obverse of the coin features the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the year of issue (2013) and the denomination of $1.


Each coin is presented in unique gift packaging featuring the distinctive track mark of a snake.

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