This striking 2013 1/2 oz Silver Colorized Australian Lunar Year of the Snake Coin struck by the Perth Mint. It is composed of 99.9% pure silver and celebrates the Chinese culture as well as the Year of the Snake.
The reverse of the 1/2 ounce Year of the Snake Coin depicts a colorful green and yellow snake coiled around a tree branch. The bold colors of this coin are thought to be symbolic of Australia's official national colors-- green and gold. The coin's obverse features Queen Elizabeth II with "1/2 oz 999 Silver" "2013" "50 Cents" inscribed along the bottom rim and "Elizabeth II" and "Australia" stretching around the top of the coin.
The Perth Mint's Lunar Series II is a fascinating collection of the 12 Chinese Zodiac signs. The animals associated with the Zodiac are used to predict people's fortune. The snake is known to be quiet, yet great at communicating and very passionate. The snake is also very intelligent and financially secure.Those who are considered Snakes would fall under the following birth years: 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013.
Gainesville Coins offers a wide variety of The Perth Mint's Lunar Series including this 2013 1/2 oz Silver Colorized Year of the Snake Coin.
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