Since 2007 the Royal Australian Mint has released coins in its Lunar Series to celebrate the Chinese Lunar Years. With a total of 12 years in the cycle, the 2013 coin celebrates the Year of the Snake.
Those born in the Year of the Snake are born in 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001 and 2013.
People born within these years are said to have the following personality traits; possess great wisdom and are deep, quiet thinkers with calm, intense natures, are talented and graceful and enjoy the finer things in life, often get involved in great causes and serve as mentors.
This coin is presented in a presentation case with a numbered certificate and is minted from 99.9% pure silver.