The Perth Mint introduced in 1996 the Australian Lunar Gold Series. This was started with the Year of the Rat in 1996 and then each subsequent year, a new design was released featuring each of the twelve animals of the ancient Chinese Zodiac. The last release of this Lunar Series was the Pig in 2007. The coins were very popular and this lead the Perth Mint to release a second Lunar Gold Series (Lunar Series II) in 2008, after the first Lunar Series (Lunar Series I) was completed. The Coins were originally available in weights of 1 OZ, 1/4 OZ, 1/10 OZ and 1/20 OZ in bullion format, and a three coin proof set in numismatic format.With the success of this series the bullion offerings as well as the numismatic offerings were extended to include many other weights, proofs and colored versions. The Lunar Series Coins have been subject to specific maximum mintages, thus making them in more demand and creating a premium for many of those coins. For sale is the 2001 Year of the Snake 1 OZ Gold Coin graded by PCGS as MS69. This is the sixth coin in this series and caries a full mintage of 30,000. The coin has the added PCGS Secure Service for added security. The photographs are of the actual coin that you will receive. Actual Declared Mintage: 30,000.
The obverse design features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The reverse design depicts a snake curling around a tree branch. Those born between January 24, 2001 and February 11, 2002 are said to have been born in the Year of the Snake. Those people are believed to be: Wise, Independent, Analytical and Charming.
They are believed to be natural leaders with courage and determination. Sign up for our FREE Newsletter. Or follow us to get e-mails about our new products and promotions on a regular (weekly/biweekly) basis. You can unsubscribe at anytime and there are No obligations.We will respond within 24 hrs. The item "2001 AUSTRALIA $100 LUNAR YEAR OF THE SNAKE GOLD COIN PCGS MS69 1 OZ GOLD" is in sale since Saturday, May 13, 2017. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\Australia\Gold". The seller is "suheil123" and is located in West Palm Beach, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.