This is a 2013 Year of the Snake Gold Proof 1 oz Coin.
Issued by Australia's Perth Mint, this lunar coin is struck from 999.9 fine gold (24 carat) and has a proof finish. The coin comes in a presentation box.
Only 1,288 of these coins were minted.
The Perth Mint Lunar Coin Series began in 1996. Each coin celebrates a different Chinese zodiac sign, which each cycle lasting for a total of 12 years. The year of the snake began on 10th February, 2013.
The obverse features a right-facing portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley. The text reads:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 oz 9999 GOLD 2013 100 DOLLARS
The reverse was designed by Ing Ing Jong, and shows a snake amongst some bamboo and grass. The Chinese character for ‘snake’ appears at the top, with the inscription 'Year of the Snake'. The Perth Mint 'P' mintmark can be found to the left of the snake.
|Weight / Size||1 Ounce|
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||1|
|Fineness / Carat||0.9999 / 24|
|Obverse Designer||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Reverse Designer||Ing Ing Jong|
|Issuing Monarch||Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)|
|Mint / Brand||Perth Mint|
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