Lunar Snake 10oz Silver Coin 2013

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Lunar Snake 10oz Silver Coin 2013

Weight: 311.00 g
Purity: 999/1000
Country: Australia
Mint: The Perth Mint
Grading: Mint State - Circulated
Packing: Single in plastic capsule
Tax: Taxfree acc. to article 17/1)3 Est. VAT Act
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Sell back price: € 215.88
Product Description

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Inspired by the Chinese Zodiac the Lunar Series II Snake bullion coin is minted by the world famous Perth Mint in 2013, the year in which the year of the snake is being celebrated. The snake is the sixth of 12 animals in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac and is a symbol of wisdom and is said to bring good luck and wealth. The snake is wrapped around a tree branch and bears a striking scale pattern. Above and below it are a few branches.

The Lunar II series depicts with each year a different symbol of the Chinese Zodiac: Tiger (2010), the rabbit (2011), the Dragon (2012), the Serpent (2013), the horse (2014), The Goat (2015), the Monkey (2016), the Rooster (2017), Dog (2018) and the Pig (2019). The first edition of the Lunar series was minted from 1996 to 2007. Since 2008, the Lunar Series II is being minted.

All Lunar Silver coins are minted with a fineness of 999/1000. 

 

10 oz Lunar Snake Silver Coin Value

The Lunar Snake coins are legal tender coins under the Australian Currency Act 1965. The real value of course is measured in the coin’s pure silver content which is 311.00 grams or 10 troy ounce. The Lunar Snake has a fineness of 999 with a face value of 10 Dollars.

 

Production and Design of the Lunar Snake Silver Coin 

The Perth Mint is part of Gold Corporation an autonomous institution wholly owned by the Government of Western Australia. The Perth Mint is located in the centre of the city of Perth, the capital of Western Australia.

The Perth Mint has manufactured gold coins since 1899. The Perth Branch manufactured its first gold coin, a British sovereign, in 1899. Over the next 32 years until 1931, it issued more than 106 million sovereigns and nearly 735,000 half sovereigns, all with the distinctive “P” mintmark. The success story continued with minting decimal coins until 1984. In 1987 the Perth Mint was culminated into Gold Corporation and then expanded its range of precious metal products. In addition to gold bullion coins the Perth Mint also mints silver and platinum bullion coins (1988) adding palladium in 1995.

The Lunar Snake Silver Coins were introduced in 1996 in the 1oz size; later on also in 1/2oz, 2oz, 5oz, 10oz and 1 kilo.

The second Silver Lunar coin series was released in 2008 starting with the lunar mouse/rat. As with the earlier series each coin has been minted with unique designs and different to the coins from the first series. Instead of being 40mm in width this new series has a width of 45.6mm. The series 2 coins still have a weight of 1 ounce or 31.135 grams each, the purity of silver in each of these fantastic looking lunar coins is 999.

 

The 2013 Lunar Snake coins are a perfect gift for people born in the Year of the Snake - 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001 and of course 2013. People who were born in these years are said to be charming, graceful, peaceful, intelligent, witty, independent, sophisticated, careful, analytical and intuitive.

Designers of the Lunar Snake Series I and II:

Lunar Series I

Year

Chinese Zodiac

Attributes

Designer

1996

Year of the Mouse

Ambitious, quick-witted, hard working

Tony Dean

1997

Year of the Ox

Calm, confident, determined

Jovan Radanovich

1998

Year of the Tiger

Courageous, natural leaders

Miranda Cornall

1999

Year of the Rabbit

Elegant, creative, gracious and kind character

Louise Pinder

2000

Year of the Dragon

Strong, noble, ambitious

Tony Dean

2001

Year of the Snake

Wise, calm, graceful, elegant

Collaborative design

2002

Year of the Horse

Charismatic, intelligent, energetic

Travis Farley

2003

Year of the Goat

Peaceful, sincere, generous, righteous

Travis Farley

2004

Year of the Monkey

Intelligent, quick-witted, exceptional problem solvers

Jovan Radanovich

2005

Year of the Rooster

Self-assured, responsible, organised

Collaborative design

2006

Year of the Dog

Intelligent, affectionate, loyal, honest

Collaborative design

2007

Year of the Pig

Thoughtful, understanding, patient, gallant, passionate

Collaborative design

Series II

2008

Year of the Mouse

Ambitious, quick-witted, hard working

Collaborative design

2009

Year of the Ox

Calm, confident, determined

Collaborative design

2010

Year of the Tiger

Courageous, natural leaders

Collaborative design

2011

Year of the Rabbit

Intelligent, compassionate, loyal

Collaborative design

2012

Year of the Dragon

Confident, independent, brave, passionate

Collaborative design

2013

Year of the Snake

Intelligent, graceful, independent, analytical, charming

Ing Ing Jon

As the designs on the coins change annually in order to offer a supplementary collectable dimension, the 2013 Lunar Snake coin shows a snake wrapped around a tree branch and bears a striking scale pattern. Above and below it are a few branches.

 

All coins are packaged individually in a durable acrylic case to protect it from rough handling.

The inscriptions of the Australian Lunar Snake Silver Coin:

Inverse:

  • Elisabeth II
  • Australia
  • 10 DOLLARS
  • 10oz 999 SILVER
  • 2013

Reverse:

  • Year of the Snake