Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Baby Snake 2013 Half Ounce Silver Proof Coin – The Perth Mint, Australia

  • Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
  • Year of the Snake Baby Keepsake
  • Adorable Design
  • Limited Mintage – 7,500
  • Tuvalu Legal Tender
  • Presentation Packaging
The Perth Mint is delighted to present this cute Baby Snake coin.  Struck in precious metal, this coin is a wonderful gift idea for babies born in 2013 – the lucky Year of the Snake.
According to Chinese legend, those born under this auspicious sign embody the qualities of wisdom, charm and independence.

Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver

The coin is struck from 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.

Adorable New Design

The coin’s reverse depicts an adorable representation of a baby snake with a festive wreath and decorations.  The Chinese character for ‘snake’, the inscription ‘Year of the Snake’, The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark and the year-date are also incorporated into the design.

Limited Mintage

Only 7,500 of these coins will be issued by The Perth Mint.

Tuvalu Legal Tender

The coin is issued as legal tender under the Government of Tuvalu.  The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the year-date and the monetary denomination are shown on the coin’s obverse.

Presentation Packaging

The coin is housed in a display case with a delightfully illustrated shipper, and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.