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2013 Australian Lunar Snake 1/2 oz Gold Coin

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One of the most beloved Lunar series of coinage available is the Lunar Series from the Perth Mint. This remarkable series is now in its third iteration, as it has been commemorating the Chinese zodiac since 1996. With the Year of the Snake approaching in 2025, there’s no better time to honor the past in advance. Get your 2013 Australian Lunar Snake 1/2 oz Gold Coin today, at Provident Metals.


  • Delivered in a protective plastic flip!
  • Australian Lunar Series II!
  • Total mintage of 14,681 gold coins!
  • Contains 1/2 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
  • Holds a face value of 50 Dollars backed by Australia.
  • Obverse side shows Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Reverse field presents a snake.
  • Bears the P mint mark of the Perth Mint.

Your 2013 Australian Lunar Snake 1/2 oz Gold Coin will be delivered in a protective plastic flip to preserve its condition. Notably, each coin proudly displays the “P” mint mark, a testament to the exceptional craftsmanship of the Perth Mint.


On the obverse of the 2013 Australian Lunar Snake Gold Coin, you’ll find a regal effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. This portrayal by Ian Rank-Broadley presents Her Majesty in right-profile relief, adorned with the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland diamond tiara, with identifying marks surrounding the image. Inscriptions include ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA, 50 DOLLARS, IRB, 2013, and 1/2 OZ 9999 GOLD.


The reverse side of this 2013 Lunar Snake 1/2 oz Gold Coin features a striking snake, elegantly slithering amidst grass and bamboo shoots. Next to the serpent, you’ll find the traditional Chinese character for “Snake.” Inscriptions read YEAR OF THE SNAKE, and P.


This coin is a proud member of the Perth Mints Lunar Series II, a series that commenced in 2008. The original Lunar Series began in 1996 with the Year of the Rat, releasing new coins annually in accordance with the Chinese zodiac.


If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the Provident Metals customer service team at 1-800-313-3315. We’re also here to assist you through email or our convenient online chat feature.

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Product Details

Mint Mark P - Perth Mint
Metals Purity .9999
Producer Perth Mint
Thickness 2.19 mm
Diameter 30.1 mm
Condition Uncirculated
Denomination $50 AUD
Country Australia
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Lunar Series II
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging Plastic Capsule
Metal Content .5 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Year 2013
Designer (Obverse) Ian Rank-Broadley
Designer (Reverse) Ing Ing Jong
Mintage 14,681
Provident ID 4037695