The year 2013 is ruled by the Snake. The Year of the Snake also ruled 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989 and 2001. This celebration is better known as the Spring Festival and coincides with the first day of spring – a date that shifts from year to year depending upon the lunar cycle and solar year.
People born during the Year of the Snake have a hypnotic beauty and never give themselves totally away. The mysterious Snake is a strategic planner that has everyone guessing its next move. It will keep plotting until it gets what it wants. And when it does, it is not likely to let go. The Snake is a strong individual and is usually destined for great success.
A beautiful gift for anyone born in the Year of the Snake.
Your coin was designed by Canadian artist Simon Ng and features a coiling snake with spots on its body forming the Chinese character for “snake”; along the coin edge a familiar Chinese pattern encircles the snake, the word “CANADA,” the date “2013,” and the face value of “10 DOLLARS.”
Coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a black sleeve, also accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
- Model No. 123958
- Mintage 18,888
- Composition 99.99% pure silver
- Finish Specimen
- Weight (g) 15.87
- Diameter (mm) 34
- Edge serrated
- Certificate serialized
- Face value 10 dollars
- Artist Simon Ng (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)