Tuesday, November 6, 2012

2013 Year of the Snake One Ounce Silver Art Bar Four-Coin Lunar Calendar Series

2013 Year of the Snake One Ounce Silver Bar Four-Coin Lunar Calendar Series available at The Perth Mint, featuring:
  • Magnificent Year of the Snake Tributes
  • Four 99.9% Pure Silver 1oz Coins
  • Unique Rectangle Shape
  • Cook Islands Legal Tender
  • Extremely Limited Mintage – 3,000 Sets
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • Panoramic Presentation Packaging
Celebrating the Year of the Snake, this four-coin set is a prestigious and exceptionally limited offering from The Perth Mint.

It is said that those with the good fortune to be born under this ancient Lunar sign possess the qualities of wisdom, charm and independence. The birth dates for those born under this sign include 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965,1977, 1989, 2001 and 2013.

Four 99.9% Pure Silver 1oz Coins

Each unique rectangle coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.

Magnificent Year of the Snake Tributes

Each coin celebrates the 2013 Year of the Snake with an individual reverse coloured design portraying a Blue-Lipped Sea Krait, Yellow Banded Wolf Snake, Red Bamboo Rat Snake and Chinese Green Tree Viper. The Chinese character for ‘snake’ and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark are also included in the design.

Cook Islands Legal Tender

Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of the Cook Islands, the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2013 year-date and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse of each coin.

Extremely Limited Mintage

No more than 3,000 numbered sets will be released by The Perth Mint.

Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

The four-coin set is issued with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Panoramic Presentation Packaging

The four-coin set is housed in an exciting contemporary display case, allowing a clear view of the reverse and obverse of each coin.

Technical Specifications

Silver Content (Troy oz) 1
Monetary Denomination (CID) 1
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm) 47.60 x 27.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 4.00
Designer Tom Vaughan

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