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In 2013, The Perth Mint's internationally renowned Australian Lunar Silver Proof Coin Series II celebrated the Year of the Snake, the sixth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.

These superb proof quality releases are perfect for people born in "snake" years - 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001 and 2013 - who are regarded as intellectual, superstitious, skeptical, astute, have elegance, innate wisdom, and possibly some levels of supernatural capability.


  • Ships individually in protective packaging
  • Consisting of 10 oz of 999 Fine Silver
  • Reverse: Features the depiction of a snake coiled on a tree branch, the Chinese character for snake, the Perth Mint mark, and the inscription "Year of the Snake"
  • Obverse: Features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the artist's initials, the inscriptions "Elizabeth II", "Australia", "10 oz 999 Silver", the year of the release and the legal tender value of the coin

The reverse of each coin depicts a coiled snake hanging from a tree branch.

The Chinese character for "snake" and the inscription "Year of the Snake" also appear in the design with The Perth Mint's traditional "P" mintmark.

As well as appealing to silver proof coin collectors, these outstanding releases also make great gifts for people born in any year "ruled" by the Chinese lunar snake.


The Perth Mint opened in 1899 as the British Royal Mint’s 3rd branch in Australia. The historical Hay Street location handled gold refining until moving to a modern facility in April 1990. Ownership of the mint was transferred to the Government of Western Australia in July of 1970. Under an agreement with the Commonwealth Treasury, they were empowered to mint and market gold, silver, and platinum as Australian legal tender to investors and collectors worldwide. Today, they are amongst the elite world mints whose pure gold, silver, and platinum items are trusted without question. Items such as the Australian Nugget, Silver Coin Series (Kangaroo, Kookaburra, Koala, and Platypus to name a few), as well as the Australian Lunar Gold and Silver Coin Series are extensively sought after by bullion investors worldwide.

Lightly Used
Secondary Market
Perth Mint
AUD 10
Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II (designed by Ian Rank-Broadley)
The reverse features a coiled snake hanging from a tree branch - the Chinese character for "snake" - the Perth Mint's "P" mint mark - "YEAR OF THE SNAKE" inscription
10 oz