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Lunar I Snake 1oz Gold Coin 2001


1,093.14 €

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Perth Mint
Perth Mint

Founded in 1899 in Perth, Australia. The Perth Mint holds the world record to mint the biggest gold coin with 1012 kg. Globally loved by investors for their high quality and wide range of investment and collectors coins.

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The 2001 Lunar Snake 1 oz gold coin is the sixth release in the Lunar I Gold coin series from the Perth Mint. The Lunar Snake contains 1 oz of pure 24 karat gold and has a maximum mintage of 30,000 coins.

The Lunar Gold coin series was issued from 1996 to 2007 and each edition features one of the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac. All of the coins in the series have a fineness of .9999 gold.

Year of the Snake

  • The 2001 “Year of the Snake” is the sixth edition in the series and is available in 1 oz, ¼ oz, 1/10 oz and 1/20 oz weights.

  • According to the Chinese Zodiac, people born under the influence of the snake are said to be intelligent, wise, independent and determined.

  • The birth years of the snake are 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013 and 2015.


The front side of the coin depicts a Lunar Snake wrapped around a tree branch. The Chinese character for snake is on the right portion of the coin. The fine weight and purity of “1 OZ 9999 GOLD” is inscripted below the motif. The year of issue “2001” is engraved vertically on the left side. There is also an ornamental circle of dots that surrounds the outer edge on both side of the coin, which contributes to the beauty of the design.

The reverse side shows the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II with diadem. The initials of artist and engraver, Ian Rank-Broadley, appear below the portrait. The inscriptions around the outer edge are the country of origin “AUSTRALIA”, the name of the regent “ELIZABETH II” and the nominal value of “100 DOLLARS”.

Product Details

Manufacturer: Perth Mint
Country of Origin: Australia
Series Name: Lunar I “Year of the Snake”
Year of Issue: 2001
Diameter: 32.1 mm
Purity: 99.99% Gold
Fine Weight: 1 ounce
Nominal Value: 100 Dollars

Metal Gold
Form Gold Coin
Country of Origin Australia
Manufacturer Perth Mint
Series Lunar I
Purity 999.9/1000
Fineweight 31.10 gram
Gross Weight 31.10 gram
Denomination (oz) 1 oz
Year of issue 2001
Grade Brilliant
Condition Circulated
Face value 100 AUD
Thickness 2.65 mm
Diameter 32.10 mm
Mintage 30000
Packaging single in Capsule
Packaging Unit 20 per roll
Large Packaging 2 100 per box
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