Australia 2013-p Year Of The Snake Chinese Lunar Zodiac $1 1 Ounce Pure Silver Dollar Proof Wit...
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Celebrate the wise and clever Year of the Snake with this FULL COLOR, one ounce pure silver dollar with a very low mintage limit!
A Specially-Discounted 2-Coin Pair consisting of the 2012 Dragon and 2013 Snake may be available - click here to see if it is!
This large, impressive coins represents a tremendous value, struck in pure silver! The Perth Mint's Lunar Zodiac Series II coins are huge! At more than 45 mm in diameter, they are nearly 2 inches across! This beauty is made all the more desirable by the Mint's execution of these intriguing animal motifs in pure silver, artistically rendered in full proof finish with striking, vibrant hues! The full color design is highlighted in frosty white cameo relief, on deeply mirrored fields (or background), further enhancing an already handsome design (which is even nicer looking than the mint-supplied images suggest). Between the large size, the low mintage (only 10,000!), and the beauty of the design and proof finish, we think you'll be impressed with this affordable, pure silver dollar!
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Release Note - Please note that this Snake Silver Dollar with Color is NOT the same coin as the one included with the Snake 4-Coin Silver Type Set. This is a different coin: it features a full proof finish, and the coloration of the snake is different.
The Year of the Snake - Intelligent and Clever!
Centuries ago, the Chinese invented a calendar based on the lunar (rather than the solar) cycle. There are twelve animals in the Chinese lunar zodiac, each corresponding in sequence to a year rather than a month.
In 2013 we celebrate the Year of the Snake. According to tradition, people born during a Year of the Snake (1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, and 2013) are said to exhibit that animals attributes. Snake people often enjoy new ideas, innovative thoughts and progress, but some will reject advice from anyone but to themselves, although, most snake people are loyal friends and make great company.
The Snake is strongly associated with deep mysticism, valuable wisdom, and knowledge. Most snake people are enigmatic, deep thinking, and maybe the wisest of all Chinese Horoscope signs. Most snake people enjoy learning, reading, and eating good food. They can also be concerned about their outer appearance. Snakes' best attribute is their excellent ability to communicate with others and successfully engage in interesting conversations. For the Chinese people, the snake symbolizes intelligence, happiness and auspiciousness. In certain parts of China people call the snake the dragon in heaven or celestial being. At Dangfu in East Chinas Anhui Province, people call the snake the dragon at home.
This is the sixth annual release in the Lunar Zodiac Series II from Australia!
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The Perth Mint of Australia employs its own proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The vibrant hues and precise execution of the technology create a stunning, full-color portrait on each coin.
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A full color snake, its forked tongue protruding, hangs from a tree branch. The legend YEAR OF THE SNAKE defines the theme. The Chinese character for "Snake" is to the right, while the Perth Mint's "P" mint mark is judiciously placed to the right, near the 3:00 position along the rim.
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The reverse features Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The legend 1 OZ 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity. The legend ELIZABETH II, the date and the denomination also appear.
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The coin is encapsulated inside an elegant, red and black presentation case lined with black velvet & satin and protected by a full color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.
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Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue
45.60 mm (nearly 2 inches!)
Proof with Color
.999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Reeded (milled, serrated)
Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)