In 2013, the spectacular and popular Australian Lunar II Gold Coin Series celebrates the Year of the Snake, the sixth animal in the twelve year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.
The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar snake include 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001 and 2013. Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be intelligent, graceful, independent, analytical and charming.
Stunning Snake Reverse Designs
The reverse of each coin depicts a representation of a snake with bamboo, signifying good health, wisdom and prosperity. 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.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, each coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse.