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- Product ID: 2621
Only 71,301 coins were minted for the 2001 Silver Snake Coin, making these coins an attraction for any coin collector looking for rare and unique pieces. Being nothing short of amazing detail and great quality from the Perth Mint, these silver snake coins come in brilliant uncirculated condition and are delivered in their mint sealed capsules for protection. As stated on the front of the coin, they are 1 ounce pure .999 silver.
As a symbol in the Chinese zodiac, the snake has a negative connotation with its meaning. Although a snake being discovered in one's garden usually means delight is brought to that household, the snake represents malice, immaturity, and mystery. The snake is not as esteemed as the Dragon in Chinese culture even though their years fall next to each other. One popular Chinese tradition is to paint a snake, wrapped around a rabbit, onto the door of all the houses. This symbol is meant to bring wealth to those households. People born under the Year of the Snake tend to be financially secure, wise, and are good at communicating when they choose to do so.
The reverse of the coin reveals a female snake protecting her nest of eggs. One egg is hatching before our eyes as we anxiously await for the others to follow suite. The year, 2001, is written vertically on the left hand side of the snake, while the 1 oz. .999 silver is stated underneath the territorial mother snake. The obverse of the silver coin displays the famous Ian Rank-Broadly portrait of Queen Elizabeth II and the coin's denomination, which is $1. "Australia" is written around the Queen's portrait indicating the production by the Perth Mint. With only a limited supply minted, this silver coin is sought after by coin collectors from all over and make for the perfect addition to any collection. Buy yours now before they run out!