* 99.99% pure gold (24k)
* Australian legal tender
* Chinese Lunar Year theme - Snake
* Struck by the Perth Mint
* Internationally recognised
* Highly Liquid
* Perfect Uncirculated quality as issued and presented in protective capsule
The Australian Lunar series of gold coins epitomizes The Perth Mints rich tradition of minting investor coins portraying Chinese themes. This years releases mark the 2013 Year of the Snake, one of 12 animals associated with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar.
Struck by The Perth Mint from 1/10oz of 99.99% pure gold, each coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the undisputed guarantee of its weight and purity.
The reverse of each coin depicts a snake curled amongst grass and bamboo sheets. The Chinese character for snake and the inscription Year of the Snake also appear in the design with The Perth Mints traditional P mintmark.