SNAKE GREEN PEARL Chinese Lunar Year 1 Oz Silver Coin 10$ Fiji 2013

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  • Sold Date: Jan 19, 2013
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SNAKE GREEN PEARL Chinese Lunar Year 1 Oz Silver Coin 10$ Fiji 2013

SNAKE GREEN PEARL

A REAL GREEN PEARL IS INLAID IN THE COIN!

In the Chinese calendar the year 2013 is known as the year of the snake. The snake is one of the oldest and most widespread mythological symbols. In Chinese horoscope the snake is strongly related with cleverness and knowledge. This coin is partly gilded with a real green pearl.

The design for this 2013 Year of the Snake (1oz) silver coin consists of a representation of a gilded snake which forms a spiral around a green pearl. The coin includes the inscription "Year of the Snake" and the monetary denomination. The Coat of Arms and the 2013 year-date are shown on the coin's obverse.

BACKGROUND AND HISTORY

The Snake
According to the Chinese Zodiac, the Year of 2013 is the Year of the Snake, which begins on February 10, 2013 and ends on January 30, 2014. The Snake is the sixth sign of the Chinese Zodiac, which consists of 12 Animal Signs. The Snake personality is believed to hold mysterious power and influence. Appreciative of the finer aesthetics in life, the Snake possesses a keen air of calmness in situations of conflict.
The Snake's ability to renew itself typifies the strength for rebirth and recovery. A resilient and strong willpower enables the Snake
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