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 Australian Year of the Snake-1/4 OZ Gold Coin in BU condition.The coin comes in a capsule. Mintage is very low, as the max allowed was 60,000 but only 8,436 coins were actually minted. The images are of the actual coin that you will receive. Please note that the black shadows and white spots are light reflections only created by the coin's high luster during photography. Actual Declared Mintage: 8,436.
The obverse design features the young portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The reverse design depicts a hanging snake.
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The seller is "suheil123" and is located in West Palm Beach, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.