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2013 Australian Lunar Snake 1 Kilo Silver Coin

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The Perth Mint’s Austral Lunar coin series celebrates the tradition of the Chinese zodiac and the identification of its symbolic beasts with the cycle of the lunar calendar year. One of the world’s most popular modern investment coins, the series is known for its high quality and detail. In 2013, the release commemorated the Year of the Snake, identified with one of the wisest and most enigmatic of the zodiac animals. According to myth, Snake won the sixth position in the order of celestial precedence in a race across a great river in which they tricked Horse. Those born in a Snake year are traditionally thought to be both highly intellectual and intuitive. The 2013 Australian Lunar Snake 1 Kilo Silver Coin is now available from Provident Metals.

Coin Highlights:

  • Comes in a protective plastic capsule!
  • Issued in 2013, part of the Series II run of the Perth Mint’s Australian Lunar Silver series!
  • Supply comes from a limited original mintage!
  • Contains 1 kilogram (32.15 Troy oz) of .999 pure silver.
  • Bears a face value of $30 as Australian legal tender.
  • Obverse field features an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Reverse field features the Snake.

The 2013 Australian Lunar Snake Silver Coin comes in a protective plastic capsule, with each shipment fully insured by Provident Metals. Our supply is drawn from the coin’s original limited mintage.


Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of the late Queen Elizabeth II is the centerpiece of the obverse field, confirming it as Australian legal tender. Surrounding her are the inscriptions “ELIZABETH II,” “AUSTRALIA,” “1 KG 999 SILVER,” “2013” and “30 DOLLARS.”


The reverse field is dominated by an engraving of a Snake wrapped around a tree limb, along with inscriptions “YEAR OF THE SNAKE” in both English and Pinyin characters.


The first issue of the Australian Lunar Silver coin came out in 1999. The quality of the coins swiftly impressed the collectors’ market, making this series’ issues some of the world’s most popular modern investment coins. There have been multiple sub-series as the full cycle of the Chinese lunar year and its zodiac symbols have come back around to the first zodiac. The system of Chinese classical Elements interlocks with that calendar system to produce variants in the interpretations of specific signs. For example, this Year of the Snake coin from 2013 also commemorates the classic element of Water, associated with Snakes who are especially clever, creative, and communicative.


Provident Metals is always happy to answer your questions about any of our items. Call us at 800-313-3315, send us an e-mail, or chat with a team member live online.

How Does Free Shipping Work?

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.

When will my order ship?

Most Provident orders are shipped within one (1) business day of your payment clearing. Payments made via PayPal clear instantly. Bitcoin payments clear instantly once the transaction is confirmed. Credit Card and bank wire payments process within 1 business day. ACH and paper check payments take 3-5 business days. Once payments are processed, products are released to fulfillment for packaging and shipping.

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Will I need to sign for my package?

For those orders of $999.99 or less, there is no need to sign for your package. However, you may select the option to require a signature at delivery if you want. This can be chosen and paid for at checkout. All orders of $1000 or more require a signature to complete delivery.

What about International Orders?

Provident is only able to ship to addresses in any of the 50 US states. This includes P.O. boxes and APO addresses.

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Product Details

Metal Content 32.15 Troy Ounces
Metals Purity .9999
Denomination $30 AUD
Year 2013
Mint Mark P - Perth Mint
Producer Perth Mint
Thickness 14.1 mm
Diameter 100.6 mm
Condition Uncirculated
Country Australia
Designer (Obverse) Ian Rank-Broadley
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Lunar Series II
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging Plastic Capsule
Packaging Dimensions 4 x 4 x 1
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 2558226