The 2013 Perth Mint Lunar Year of the Snake 1 Kilo Proof Silver Coin is made of 32.15 oz of .999 fine silver and measures an astounding 101 mm in diameter - just shy of 4 inches! The 2013 Snake is the sixth coin in Series 2 of the Perth Mint’s celebrated Lunar Calendar category. The Perth Mint has announced that mintage of the 1 Kilo Proof Silver 2013 Snake coin will be cut off at a mere 500 units. Each proof silver coin comes in a red and black presentation case with COA.
The Snake in the Chinese Zodiac is passionate, intellectual, and strong-willed. 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001 and 2012 are Years of the Snake. A Snake’s best friends are the Ox, the Rooster, and the Dragon. Relationships with the Tiger and the Pig can be problematic.
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The obverse carries the right side profile of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley. The date, denomination of 30 Dollars, the Queen’s name, AUSTRALIA and the weight “1 KG 999 Silver” are inscribed around the border.
The reverse features a snake looped on a budding tree branch, surveying the comings and goings below him. The Chinese character for ‘snake’ is to the right, with the Perth Mint “P” mint mark to the extreme right, near the tip of the snake’s tongue. The legend “Year of the Snake” appears along the bottom border.