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Australia 2013-P Year of the Snake Chinese Lunar Zodiac 3-Coin .9999 Pure Gold Proof Set GX

Price: $3,999.00 $2,688.88
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No messing around here! Get this exquisite, investment grade 3-coin gold proof set while you can!

The Perth Mint has done it again! Large, beautiful coins in an all-inclusive package, each featuring impressive cameo relief, and all struck in pure gold! This set provides three different sizes and denominations, including the extremely popular 1 ounce, (along with two others fractional gold proofs, and representing all three sizes of the gold proof available). Best of all, the mintage is limited to only 3,000 complete sets worldwide! These beautiful, investment-grade gold proofs represent a tremendous buy-and-hold opportunity in this comprehensive and luxurious set!

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The three coins of the 2013 Year of the Snake Gold Proof SetThree Different Coin Sizes
This set contains three different Chinese Lunar Zodiac coins, each a different size:

• 1/10 Ounce Gold Proof- This petite size gold proof has a face value of $15. It is also available singly. (Click here for Snake 1/10 Oz Gold Proof.)
• 1/4 Ounce Gold Proof- This intermediate size gold proof has a 25 dollar denomination. It is also available singly. (Click here for Snake 1/4 Oz Gold Proof.)
• 1 Ounce Gold Proof- This largest size gold proof has a face value of $100. It is also available singly. (Click here for Snake $100 1 Oz Gold Proof.)

All three coins are struck to the most exacting, proof standard, the highest quality of finish available. The fields are deeply mirrored, with the design accented in varying degrees of frosty white cameo relief.

Please note, the mint images of this handsome 3-coin set do not do the individual coins justice. For these proof coins, the fields are deeply mirrored and the relief devices are white-frosted cameos.

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The three coin Snake Chinese Lunar Zodiac Set in box

A deadly and dangerous, highly poisonous and venomous Eastern Brown Snake of Australia, ready to strike!The Year of the Snake - Intelligent and Clever!
Centuries ago, the Chinese invented a calendar based on the lunar (rather than the solar) cycle. There are twelve animals in the Chinese lunar zodiac, each corresponding in sequence to a year rather than a month.

In 2013 we celebrate the Year of the Snake. According to tradition, people born during a Year of the Snake (1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, and 2013) are said to exhibit that animal’s attributes. Snake people often enjoy new ideas, innovative thoughts and progress, but some will reject advice from anyone but to themselves, although, most snake people are loyal friends and make great company.

The Snake is strongly associated with deep mysticism, valuable wisdom, and knowledge. Most snake people are enigmatic, deep thinking, and maybe the wisest of all Chinese Horoscope signs. Most snake people enjoy learning, reading, and eating good food. They can also be concerned about their outer appearance. Snakes' best attribute is their excellent ability to communicate with others and successfully engage in interesting conversations. For the Chinese people, the snake symbolizes intelligence, happiness and auspiciousness. In certain parts of China people call the snake the “dragon in heaven” or “celestial being”. At Dangfu in East China’s Anhui Province, people call the snake the “dragon at home”.

This is the sixth annual release in the Lunar Zodiac Series II from Australia!

The three coin Snake Chinese Lunar Zodiac Set outer box
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Investment Note

The Mint will strike no more than 3,000 of these luxurious gold sets! Each contains 1.35 full ounces of four nines pure gold, with the snake design on the largest (39.34 mm diameter) tableau of the d proofs - the $100 1 Ounce Gold Proof. We readily recommend this tremendous set as a long term buy-and-hold.

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Technology Note
The marvelous minting and refining technologies of the Perth Mint have brought us these investment-grade gold coins, in a purity (99.99%) that puts other mints' large gold coins to shame!

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A deadly and dangerous, highly poisonous and venomous Eastern Brown Snake of Australia, ready to strike!Obverse
A snake slithers amidst the bamboo of its native habitat.  The legend YEAR OF THE SNAKE defines the theme. The Chinese character for "Snake" is to the left, while the Perth Mint's "P" mint mark is judiciously placed to the right, near the 9:00 position along the rim.

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The legend 1/10 OZ 9999 GOLD guarantees the weight and purity. The legends ELIZABETH II, the date and the denomination also appear.

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The coins are encapsulated inside an elegant, luxury oval-shaped display case, lined with black velvet, featuring a dark metallic-effect base and a light, glossy, timber-effect lid, protected by a full-color outer cardboard box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

SpecificationsA deadly and dangerous, highly poisonous and venomous Eastern Brown Snake of Australia, slithering towards its prey!
Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2013
Face Value 140 Dollars ($100 + $25 + $15)
Weight 42.000 g
   1/10 Ounce - 3.111 g
   1/4 Ounce - 7.777 g
   1 Ounce - 31.112 g
Diameter 1/10 Ounce - 18.60 mm
1/4 Ounce - 22.60 mm
1 Ounce - 39.34 mm
Gauge (Thickness)     1/10 Ounce - 2.00 mm
1/4 Ounce - 2.20 mm
1 Ounce - 2.50 mm
Mintage Limit 3,000
Finish Proof
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Gold
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
Artist Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered

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