The second issue of Lunar series'Mother of Pearl' following the successful release of the word's first Lunar Silver coin with real mother of pearl in 2012, this issue celebrates the Year of the Snake. This 5 oz coin consists of pure silver 999 with a mintage strictly limited to only 888 pieces worldwide. This 5oz coin features a stunning design of the iconic snake, crafted upon a Mother of Pearl inlay.
A snake is wrapping around an overhanging branch. The green colour of the mother of pearl of this stunning coin fits perfectly to the Snake! The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2013 year-date denomination are shown on the obverse of the coin. 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 to achieve objectives never faltering away from its true focus. The Chinese consider it lucky to have a symbol of the Snake for those born under the respective year.Many say that it enhances the personality and strong characteristics of the Snake to have a symbolic Snake around. Ancient Chinese wisdom says a Snake in the house is a good omen because it means that your family will not starve. The item "SNAKE MOTHER OF PEARL Lunar Year Series 5 Oz Silver Coin 50$ Cook Islands 2013" is in sale since Sunday, January 17, 2016. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\Other Oceania Coins". The seller is "powercoin_italy" and is located in Roma. This item can be shipped worldwide.