Baby Snake 2013 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin – The Perth Mint, Australia

Baby Snake 2013 Half Ounce Silver Proof Coin The Perth Mint Australia Box

  • Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
  • Year of the Snake Baby Keepsake
  • Adorable Design
  • Limited Mintage – 7,500
  • Tuvalu Legal Tender
  • Presentation Packaging

The Perth Mint is delighted to present this cute Baby Snake coin.  Struck in precious metal, this coin is a wonderful gift idea for babies born in 2013 – the lucky Year of the Snake.

According to Chinese legend, those born under this auspicious sign embody the qualities of wisdom, charm and independence.

Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver

The coin is struck from 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.

Adorable New Design

The coin’s reverse depicts an adorable representation of a baby snake with a festive wreath and decorations.  The Chinese character for ‘snake’, the inscription ‘Year of the Snake’, The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark and the year-date are also incorporated into the design.

Limited Mintage

Only 7,500 of these coins will be issued by The Perth Mint.

Tuvalu Legal Tender

The coin is issued as legal tender under the Government of Tuvalu.  The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the year-date and the monetary denomination are shown on the coin’s obverse.

Presentation Packaging

The coin is housed in a display case with a delightfully illustrated shipper, and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Lunar Series II 2013 Year of the Snake 1oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin – Perth Mint Australia

Lunar Series II 2013 Year of the Snake 1oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin From The Perth Mint Australia featuring:

  • Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
  • Chinese Snake Reverse in Spectacular High Relief
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Extremely Limited Mintage – 7,500
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • Stylish Presentation Packaging
  • Great Gift Idea

In 2013, The Perth Mint’s internationally renowned Australian Lunar Series II celebrates the Year of the Snake, the sixth auspicious animal in the Chinese zodiac.

The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar snake include 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001 and 2013.  Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be intelligent, graceful, independent, analytical and charming.

Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver

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

Chinese Snake Reverse in Spectacular High Relief

The coin’s high relief reverse and obverse are minted on concave surfaces to ensure the optimum flow of metal is achieved by the strike of the die.

The reverse of the coin depicts a representation of a snake curled around 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.

Australian Legal Tender

Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse.

Extremely Limited Mintage

No more than 7,500 of these coins will be released.

Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

The coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Stylish Presentation Packaging

The coin is housed in a stylish black and red display case, with a striking illustrated shipper.

Technical Specifications

Silver Content (Troy oz) 1
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm) 32.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 6.00
Designer Ing Ing Jon