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Australia 2013-P Perth ANDA Coin Show Special Edition - Year of the Snake Chinese Lunar Zodiac $2 2 Ounce Pure Silver Reverse Proof with Color GX - MINTAGE 1000

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Large size, TRULY RARE (mintage only 1,000), full color and the extremely popular snake theme make for a great investment!
Sold out at the Mint!The ANDA (Australian Numismatic Dealers Association) held its first show of 2013 in Perth in March. To celebrate this numismatic gathering in the Mint's home town, the Perth Mint and Talisman Coins are proud to offer this unique and truly rare, pure silver snake coin, with a total of only 1,000 show special editions being issued! The snake is the most one of the popular themes in modern numismatics, and Perth Mint coin show specials always sell out quickly, so fast action is advised! This coin sold is expected to sell out at the Mint almost instantly!

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A deadly and dangerous, highly poisonous and venomous Eastern Brown Snake of Australia, ready to strike!This large, impressive coin represents a tremendous investment opportunity, struck in pure silver! These new Lunar Zodiac Series II coins are huge - at 55.60 mm in diameter, they are more than 2 inches across! This beauty is made all the more desirable by the Mint's execution of this intriguing animal motif in pure silver, artistically rendered in striking, vibrant hues! The full color design is highlighted on frosted, matte fields (or background), further enhancing an already handsome design (which is even nicer looking than the mint-supplied images suggest). Between the large size, the incredibly low mintage (only 1,000 in the mint's special ANDA Show presentation packaging) & the beauty of the design, color and finish, we think you'll be impressed with this affordable, pure silver snake!

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The Year of the Snake - Intelligent and Clever!
A deadly and dangerous, highly poisonous and venomous Eastern Brown Snake of Australia, ready to strike!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”.

A deadly and dangerous, highly poisonous and venomous Eastern Brown Snake of Australia, slithering towards its prey!This is the sixth annual release in the Lunar Zodiac Series II from Australia!

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Investment Note

Only 1,000 of these large, two ounce pure silver snake coins with color were issued as ANDA Show Specials, and they sold out at the Mint virtually instantly. They are truly rare and extremely desirable. Need we say more?

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Technology Note
The Perth Mint of Australia employs its own proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The vibrant hues and precise execution of the technology create a stunning, full-color portrait on each coin.

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Australia 2013 Year of the Snake Chinese Lunar Zodiac $2 Color ANDA Edition in boxObverse
A full color snake, its forked tongue protruding, hangs from a tree branch. The legend YEAR OF THE SNAKE defines the theme. The Chinese character for "Dragon" is to the right, while the Perth Mint's "P" mint mark is judiciously placed to the right, near the 3:00 position along the rim.

Reverse
The reverse features 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 2 OZ 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity. The legend ELIZABETH II and the denomination also appear.

Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside an elegant, red and black presentation case lined with black velvet & satin and protected by a full color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.
Specifications
Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2013
   
Face Value Two Dollars
Weight 62.270 g
Diameter 55.60 mm (more than 2 inches!)
Gauge (Thickness)     3.60 mm
Mintage Limit 1,000 in ANDA Mint packaging.
   
Finish Reverse Proof with Color
Composition .999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered

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