In 2013, The Perth Mint’s internationally renowned Australian Lunar II Silver Coin Series celebrates the Year of the Snake, the sixth animal in the twelve year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. These releases are perfect for people born in ‘snake’ years.
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.
Specimen Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 99.9% pure silver in specimen quality.
Lunar Snake Design
The reverse of each coin depicts a representation of 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.
The coin’s obverse bears the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse, and the monetary denomination.
Australian Legal Tender
The coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.