The Perth Mint has started accepting website orders for two different 2013 Year of the Snake Silver Coins issued for the past weekend’s Australasian Numismatic Dealer’s Association (ANDA) coin show.
The first release is a one ounce 99.9% pure silver proof coin which celebrates the Year of the Snake and the ideals of Good Fortune. The reverse design of the coin features a representation of the caduceus of the god Mercury featuring two snakes and wings. To the left is an image of the god Mercury and to the right is the goddess Fortuna, together symbolizing success and abundance. An inscription “Success” appears above with “2013 Year of the Snake” below.
The obverse carries the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II with the Tuvalu legal tender face value and “2013” date.
According to the Perth Mint, the release within the ANDA coin show packaging will have a limit of 2,013 coins from an overall maximum mintage of 5,513. This release comes in an acrylic display case showing both sides of the coin with an illustrated shipper and numbered certificate of authenticity.
For additional information and ordering, visit this product page.
The second release is a two ounce 99.9% pure silver coin featuring a colored version of the design from the 2013 Australian Lunar Silver Coin Series II. The reverse design features a green and yellow snake curling around a tree branch. The Chinese character for snake appears, along with the inscription “Year of the Snake”. The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, with the legal tender face value and date.
The 2013 Year of the Snake 2 oz. Silver Colored Edition in the ANDA coin show packaging is limited to 1,000 from an overall maximum mintage of 40,000. Each coin comes in a display case with illustrated shipper and numbered certificate of authenticity.
For additional information or to place an order, visit this product page.