2013 Year of the Snake One Ounce Lunar Series – Royal Australian Mint

2013-Year-of-the-Snake-One-Ounce-proof-prestige-Lunar-Series-Royal-Australian-Mint 2013-Year-of-the-Snake-One-Ounce-proof-prestige-Lunar-Series-Royal-Australian-Mint-packaging 2013-Year-of-the-Snake-One-Ounce-proof-prestige-Lunar-Series-Royal-Australian-Mint-obverseFollowing on from the popularity of silver and gold Year of the Dragon coins in 2012, we now unveil the 2013 Year of the Snake silver and gold program.

The Snake is the sixth animal in the Chinese lunar year cycle, and 2013 recognises the water snake. Gui (yin water) and Si (snake) creates Gui-si (water snake).

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Lunar Series II 2013 Year of the Snake One Kilogram Silver Proof Coloured Edition – Perth Mint Australia

The Lunar Series II 2013 Year of the Snake One Kilogram Silver Proof Coloured Edition from The Perth Mint Australia:


  • 99.9% Pure Silver
  • Magnificent Year of the Snake Tribute
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Limited Mintage – 500
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • Presentation Packaging

Celebrating the auspicious Year of the Snake, this spectacular 1 kilo silver proof coloured coin represents the apex of our Lunar Series range.

Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver

Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.

Magnificent Year of the Snake Tributes

The reverse depicts a representation of a yellow and black snake curled around a tree branch.  The colour yellow is said to symbolise happiness and prosperity.  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.

Australian Legal Tender

Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2013 year-date and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse of each coin.

Limited Mintages

The Perth Mint will release only 500 1 kilo coins.

Numbered Certificate of Authenticity and Presentation Packaging

Issued with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, this coin comes housed in a striking red and black display case and illustrated shipper.

Technical Specifications:

Silver Content (Troy oz) 32.151
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 30
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 1003.002
Maximum Diameter (mm) 100.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 14.60