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

These superb 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 1 oz of 999 Fine Silver
  • Obverse: Features the depiction of a snake coiled, the mint's mark, the Chinese character for "Snake" and the inscriptions "YEAR OF THE SNAKE"
  • Reverse: Features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, her name, the name of the country of the issue, the year of the release, the artist's initials, the legal tender value of the coin, along with the metal weight, type and purity

The reverse of each coin depicts a snake lying in the grass with bamboo around it. The Chinese character for snake and the inscription "Year of the Snake" also appear in the design with The Perth Mint traditional "P" mintmark. As well as appealing to silver 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
Perth Mint
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
5 oz