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2001 Australian Lunar Snake 2 oz Silver Coin

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Introducing the Lunar Series by the Perth Mint, an esteemed collection revered for its annual release of lunar coins. Since its inception in 1996, this series has captivated collectors with its portrayal of the 12 zodiac animals. In celebration of the Year of the Metal Snake in 2001, the Perth Mint unveiled a stunning rendition featuring a protective snake nestled around her precious eggs. Now, seize the opportunity to claim ownership of the exquisite 2001 Australian Lunar Snake 2 oz Silver Coin, at Provident Metals.


  • Arrives in protective capsules!
  • 3rd in the Lunar Silver Series I collection!
  • Mintage total of 14,062!
  • Represents the 6th animal in the zodiac!
  • Contains 2 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
  • Bears a face value of 2 Dollars backed by the Australian government.
  • The obverse field features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • The reverse side showcases a snake.

Your 2001 Australian Lunar Snake 2 oz Silver Coin arrives meticulously encased in a protective capsule, ensuring its preservation. This 2 oz coin is part of the distinguished set of five silver bullion sizes released in 2001, alongside the 1/2 oz, 1 oz, 10 oz, and 1 kg variations.


Gracing the obverse field of the 2001 Australian Lunar Snake Silver Coin is the Ian Rank-Broadley portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II, featuring her in a right-profile relief adorned with the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland diamond tiara. Inscriptions include ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA, IRB, and 2 DOLLARS.


On the reverse side of the 2001 Australian Lunar Snake 2 oz Coin, a female snake is depicted guarding her cluster of hatching eggs. The traditional Chinese character for snakes is also intricately displayed. Inscriptions read 2001, and 2 OZ 999 SILVER.


The Chinese zodiac, consisting of a 12-animal cycle, attributes intelligence and quick thinking to the snakethe 6th animal in this revered sequence. Legend has it that during a race orchestrated by the Jade Emperor, the snake claimed the 6th position, securing its place as the 6th animal in the zodiac.


Should you have any inquiries about silver coins for sale, our dedicated customer service team at Provident Metals is here to assist you. Feel free to reach out at 1-800-313-3315 via phone, email, or our convenient online chat feature.

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Product Details

Year 2001
Mint Mark P - Perth Mint
Metals Purity .9999
Producer Perth Mint
Thickness 4.5 mm
Diameter 50.3 mm
Condition Uncirculated
Denomination $2 AUD
Country Australia
Designer (Obverse) Ian Rank-Broadley
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Lunar Series I
Certificate of Authenticity No
Mintage 14,062
Packaging Plastic Capsule
Metal Content 2 Troy Ounces
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 4045625