If you appreciate lunar coins, this unique and rare Chinese symbol of intuition and wisdom would make the perfect addition to your collection. Only 5,000 of the 2013 ½ oz Silver Lunar Snakes were minted, and APMEX is the exclusive North American distributor for this coin from the tiny South Pacific country of Niue.
Each of these ½ oz .999 fine Silver coins features a coiled snake on a colorized, red lotus flower. The coin comes in a protective and realistic looking reptile egg that is packaged in a decorative red gift box with a certificate of authenticity. A perfect gift for someone on your list.
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Celebrate the Chinese New Year with beautiful Gold and Silver coins from APMEX. The most important of the traditional Chinese holidays, the Chinese New Year is a 15 day celebration that marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring. Dating methods in the Chinese lunar calendar are cyclical and by tradition follow a 12 year cycle. Every year is assigned an animal name or sign according to the repeating cycle.
In the Chinese Lunar Calendar, 2013 is the Year of the Snake. The Snake is known for its gracefulness, intelligence and charm. These traits are flawlessly portrayed on these beautiful Gold and Silver Year of the Snake products from around the world. A popular subject for collectors and investors alike, the Snake is a popular animal of the Chinese Zodiac, especially for those born under the years of its influence.
Also available are the ever popular Gold and Silver Chinese Panda coins. The reverse depicts the panda — China’s rare and well-known animal — as the main motif. The design changes each year, and the 2013 issue features three pandas drinking from a stream. Loved worldwide for its distinctive coloring, natural and unstrained appearance, meek temperament and innocence, the panda celebrated on this coin gives the Panda coin series an endearing touch.