2013 Australia 2 oz Silver Lunar Snake

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    Inspired by the ancient Chinese zodiac calendar, Perth Mint began an endeavor to produce a coin series that coincides with the fortune-telling system. With the first Australian Lunar Series I an instant success, the Perth Mint began a second series to include more of the zodiac animals. The Australian Lunar Series II is a 12-coin series, each year representative of the animal connected to that year. The Year of the Snake was minted in 2013 by the Perth Mint as the fifth installment to the collection. The zodiac calendar is known to tell the fortune of a person, depending on the year they were born into.

    Despite its unlikely character traits, the snake represents good luck, in the Chinese culture. Although many may cringe at the thought of coming across a snake in their yard, Chinese tradition encourages the act and says it brings good luck to that household. People born under the Year of the Snake are known to have wisdom beyond their years and they are great at communication. The Australian Lunar Series II 2013 2 ounce Snake is guaranteed, by the oldest working mint in Australia, to weigh 2 ounces of .999 pure silver. Packaged in its original mint-sealed capsule, the coin's brilliant uncirculated finish is protected. Depicted, on the reverse, is a large snake coiled around a branch with its tongue sensing its environment. Underneath the sneaky snake are the words, "Year of the Snake". The Perth Mint's mint-mark is also featured, along with the Chinese symbol for "snake". Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is realistically portrayed, on the obverse, with her fine lines and slight wrinkles. Ian Rank-Broadley designed the portrait of the Queen, desiring to celebrate the Queen's maturity rather than hide it.

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    • Year: 2013
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