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2001 Australian Lunar Snake 10 oz Gold Coin

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Nowadays, the Lunar Series collection of bullion coins from the Perth Mint is a well-established feature in the investment and numismatic sectors. However, back in 2001, the program was still in its nascent stages. It was during this year that the Lunar Series I program reached its midpoint and lasted until 2007. Today, you have the opportunity to get 2001 Australian Lunar Snake 10 oz gold Coins online from Provident Metals.

Highlights:

  • Arrives with a protective flip!
  • 6th offering in the Lunar Series I Gold collection!
  • Declared mintage of 153 gold coins!
  • Contains 10 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
  • The face value of $1,000 (AUD) is backed by the Commonwealth of Australia.
  • On the obverse is Queen Elizabeth II.
  • The reverse features a coiled snake.

The Year of the Snake is also associated with the Chinese Five Elements theory, which holds that everything in the universe is made up of a combination of five fundamental elements: wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. In Chinese astrology, each element is associated with different personality traits, and the element of the Year of the Snake can have an impact on the characteristics of people born in that year.

Obverse

The obverse of 2001 10 oz Gold Lunar Snake Coins features a right-profile relief of Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Ian Rank-Broadley in 1998. The Queen is depicted wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara in this portrait. Inscriptions on this side include ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA, and 1000 DOLLARS.

Reverse

Only the gold bullion coins in the Lunar Series I program feature a design on their reverse side that shows a snake coiled on a thin tree branch. The silver coin in the series had its own design, while subsequent Lunar Series collections featured different snake designs for the Year of the Snake. The inscriptions read 2001, 10 OZ 9999 GOLD, and the Chinese symbol for a snake.

History

The Lunar Series I program started in 1996 at Perth Mint with only gold bullion coins available. In 1999, the mint introduced silver bullion versions of the coins as well. The Lunar Series I program ran from 1996 to 2007.

Ordering

Your 2001 Australian Lunar Snake 10 oz Gold Coin is packaged in a protective flip. The Perth Mint had an unlimited mintage plan for the 10 oz gold coin in 2001 and eventually sold just 153 coins.

Please contact Provident Metals if you have any questions. Our team is available at 800-313-3315, online using our live chat, and via our email address.

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When the subtotal of your purchase, including applicable discounts, is $199 or more, you receive free shipping for your entire order. In order to receive free shipping on purchases of $199 or more, you must live within the 50 US states. For orders less than $199, a $9.95 shipping fee applies. All products are discreetly packaged and shipped with full insurance included.

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Product Details

Year 2001
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .9999
Producer Perth Mint
Condition Uncirculated
Denomination $1,000 AUD
Country Australia
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Lunar Series I
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging Plastic Capsule
Metal Content 10 Troy Ounces
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Thickness 7.8 mm
Diameter 61 mm
Designer (Obverse) Jody Clark
Designer (Reverse) Ing Ing Jong
Provident ID 3997334