Lunar II Snake 1kg Silver Coin 2013


Lunar Snake 1kg Silver Coin 2013

Limited Quantity - rare Opportunity!
Weight: 1,000.00 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
Currently not available
Sell back price: € 641.73
Product Description

We are pleased to offer a few copies of the Lunar II snake 1 kilo silver coin to interested investors and collectors. The coins are in perfect condition and are sold in their original packaging. The Lunar II snake 1 kilo silver coin was introduced in 2013 and is the 6th release in the series. The Lunar II series began in 2008 with the “Year of the Mouse” and ends in 2019 with the “Year of the Pig”.

Due to the annually changing motifs and the limited mintages, the Lunar I and Lunar II series from the Perth Mint are classified in the field of semi-numismatics. Further information on semi-numismatics can be found here. 

Size, Weight and Alloy

The Lunar II snake 1 kilo coin is .999 pure silver. With a diameter of 100.6 mm and a thickness of 14.6 mm, the 1 kilo weight is the largest of the series. The face value of the coins is 30 Australian dollars.


Fine Weight



Nominal Value


1,000.00 g

100.6 mm

14.6 mm

30 AUD


The Year of the Snake

The snake is the sixth Chinese zodiac sign. The birth years of the Lunar Snake are 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013 and 2025.

People born in the Year of the Snake are considered profound and wise. Problems are solved with reason and logic and seldom from the gut. They are very successful and feel sympathy and compassion for others and help people who are less successful. However, they do not trust other people and take on many tasks themselves, knowing that they will be properly resolved.


The motif side of the Lunar II snake 1 kilo silver coin shows a slithering snake wrapped around a branch. The design also includes tree leaves against a smooth background finish. The snake is depicted in a very realistic manner, with its scales in shown in great detail. In the middle, on the right side is the letter "P", standing for the Perth Mint. Underneath the snake's head is the Chinese character for "snake". The inscription on the bottom outer edge reads "Year of the Snake".

The value side shows the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II with crown. The design was created by artist and engraver Ian Rank-Broadley, whose initials "IRB" are under the portrait. The inscription surrounding the outer coin edge reads: "Elizabeth II Australia ● 1KG 999 2013 30 Dollars"


Name: Lunar II Snake
Year of minting: 2013
Country of origin: Australia
Manufacturer: Perth Mint
Fineness: 999/1000
Fine weight: 1,000.00 g
Scratch resistance: Poor
Denomination: 30 AUD
Coin edge: ribbed