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Cook Islands 2013-P Year of the Snake Chinese Lunar Zodiac 4-Coin Rectangle Dollar Rectangular $1 Pure Silver Proof Set with Color

Cook Islands 2013-P Year of the Snake Chinese Lunar Zodiac 4-Coin Rectangle Dollar Rectangular $1 Pure Silver Proof Set with Color

Manufacturer: Australia
SKU: 64945
Price: $399.95 $318.88
List Price: $499.95 - Savings: $181.07
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These four large, rectangle Year of the Snake silver proof dollars form an even-grander, rectangular scene inside this innovative display case!

Sold out at the Mint!The Perth Mint has done it again! Large, beautiful rectangular coins in a brilliant display case, all featuring impressive color and all struck in pure silver! These coins are huge - at 47.60 mm wide, they are nearly 2 inches across! What's more, this set comprises the complete Year of the Snake issues in 1 ounce rectangular form, featuring beasts of four different colors! When you assemble the coins end-to-end (as they come in the display packaging), they com together to create a large, Oriental-style vignette. Best of all, the mintage is limited to only 3,000 complete sets worldwide! Each of the first two Rectangular Silver Proof Sets (Rabbit and Dragon) sold out extremely quickly! At our low price, this set represents a tremendous value (and a great investment!).

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Create this Dramatic Tableau with All Four Snake Rectangle Silver Dollars!
The four coin Snake Chinese Lunar Zodiac Set

Four Different Coins Combine to Make One Cohesive Scene!
There are four different snake portraits, one per coin, each with a different colored species of serpent: green, red/black striped, yellow/black striped, and blue/black striped. Each snake slithers in the foreground of a fantastic Oriental landscape, with clouds above!
 
These four snake silver dollars form a single outdoor scene when placed end-to-end in the order described above. To highlight this tableau, the Perth Mint has developed an ingenious new presentation box that showcases all four silver proofs contiguously, thereby allowing display of the entire vignette while protecting the coins in an elegant, black framed case!

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The four coin Snake Chinese Lunar Zodiac Set display box
A deadly and dangerous, highly poisonous and venomous Eastern Brown Snake of Australia, ready to strike!The Year of the Snake - Intelligent and Clever!
Centuries ago, the Chinese invented a calendar based on the lunar (rather than the solar) cycle. There are twelve animals in the Chinese lunar zodiac, each corresponding in sequence to a year rather than a month.

In 2013 we celebrate the Year of the Snake. According to tradition, people born during a Year of the Snake (1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, and 2013) are said to exhibit that animal’s attributes. Snake people often enjoy new ideas, innovative thoughts and progress, but some will reject advice from anyone but to themselves, although, most snake people are loyal friends and make great company.

The Snake is strongly associated with deep mysticism, valuable wisdom, and knowledge. Most snake people are enigmatic, deep thinking, and maybe the wisest of all Chinese Horoscope signs. Most snake people enjoy learning, reading, and eating good food. They can also be concerned about their outer appearance. Snakes' best attribute is their excellent ability to communicate with others and successfully engage in interesting conversations. For the Chinese people, the snake symbolizes intelligence, happiness and auspiciousness. In certain parts of China people call the snake the “dragon in heaven” or “celestial being”. At Dangfu in East China’s Anhui Province, people call the snake the “dragon at home”.

This is the third annual release in the Rectangular Lunar Zodiac Silver series!


Investment Note
A deadly and dangerous, highly poisonous and venomous Eastern Brown Snake of Australia, ready to strike!Both previous issues in the Rectangular Silver Proof Sets (Rabbit and Dragon) sold out extremely quickly! At our low price, this set represents a tremendous value (and a great investment!). Get is before it sells out at the Mint and appreciates in price!

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Technology Note - Color
The Perth Mint of Australia employs its own proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The vibrant hues and precise execution of the technology create a stunning, full-color portrait on each coin.

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Obverses
Four different vignettes of different colored snakes, each set in an oriental-style scene of landscapes and clouds. The Chinese character for "Snake" and the Perth Mint's "P" mint mark also occur.

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Reverse
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl drop earrings, was executed by the sculptor Raphael Maklouf. The legend ELIZABETH II, the date of issue and denomination also appear.

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Packaging
The coins are encapsulated inside an elegant, oversize luxury frame-style case with a see-through sides that allows for the easy display of the coins, protected by a full-color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.
SpecificationsA deadly and dangerous, highly poisonous and venomous Eastern Brown Snake of Australia, slithering towards its prey!
Country Cook Islands
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2013
   
Face Value 4 Dollars (4 x One Dollar)
Weight 124.54 g (4 x 31.135 g)
Diameter 47.60 mm (nearly 2 inches!) x 27.60 mm
Gauge (Thickness)   4.00 mm
Mintage Limit    3,000 sets
   
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Plain
   
Artist Tom Vaughn (obverse)
Raphael Maklouf (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered

The official coat of arms of the islands nation of Cook Islands, in the South Pacific Ocean.The Cook Islands
The Cook Islands are a self-governing parliamentary democracy in free association with New Zealand. The fifteen small islands in this South Pacific Ocean country have a total land area of 92.7 square miles (240 square kilometers), but the Cook Islands Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) covers 700,000 square miles (1.8 million square kilometers) of ocean. As of the 2006 census, the country has a total population of just under 20,000.

The main population centers are on the island of Rarotonga (14,153 as of 2006), where there is an international airport. There is also a much larger population of Cook Islanders in New Zealand, particularly the North Island. In the 2006 census, 58,008 New Zealanders identified themselves as being of ethnic Cook Island Maori descent.

With over 90,000 visitors traveling to the islands in 2006, tourism is the Cook Islands' number one industry, and the leading element of the economy, far ahead of offshore banking, pearls, marine and fruit exports.

Defense is the responsibility of New Zealand, in consultation with the Cook Islands and at its request. In recent times, the Cook Islands have adopted an increasingly independent foreign policy.

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