Weight: 1 troy ounce
Fineness: .9999 fine gold
Face Value: $100 AUD
Mint: Perth Mint
Year of Issue: 2001
The 1 oz Australian Gold Lunar Snake (Type I), minted in 2001 by the esteemed Perth Mint, is a captivating addition to any collection or investment portfolio. This coin, part of the Lunar Series I, pays homage to the Chinese zodiac and the Year of the Snake with meticulous artistry and craftsmanship.
The Australian Lunar Series I, including the Year of the Snake coin, is characterized by limited mintage. The controlled production numbers contribute to the coin’s scarcity, enhancing its conductibility and potential future value.
On the obverse side, the coin features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Ian Rank-Broadley. The reverse side showcases a mesmerizing depiction of the Snake, symbolizing intelligence and wisdom in the Chinese zodiac.
Each detail of the snake’s representation reflects the Perth Mint’s commitment to excellence, making this coin a cherished piece for both numismatists and investors alike.
The Perth Mint is renowned for its commitment to exceptional craftsmanship and quality. Coins minted by the Perth Mint often command respect in the market, and the Lunar Series coins are no exception. The mint’s reputation adds credibility and desirability to the coin.
The 2001 1 oz Australian Gold Lunar Snake also carries a face value of $100 AUD, making it legal tender. The face value of coin the offers another way of authenticity to the coin even though the intrinsic value of the gold exceeds the face value.