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Lunar Series

2012 - 13

The Chinese Zodiac is an astrological system that rotates through a twelve year lunar cycle. Each of these years is associated with an animal arranged in order from the rat through to the pig. An ancient folk story states that the order was established by a race between the animals that was orchestrated by the Jade Emperor of China. It is believed that each of these animals is has a set of characteristics that may serve as an astrological guide to understand the events that occur in the year as well as the personalities of those born in the year.

The Royal Australian Mint regularly produces coins celebrating the beginning of a new Chinese Lunar Year. Two primary series are usually issued; the Lunar Series, which often includes a business strike and a silver proof variant, and the Lunar Prestige Series, which includes higher denomination proof-like pieces struck from precious metals.

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  MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAMLing Yen Snake2013 Proof301      International Year of the Dragon2012 Proof91      International Year of the Snake2013 105      Values are in AUD and are retail price estimations based on past sales of coins certified by PCGS or NGC and as such values only related to such graded coins. Uncertified coins or coins graded by other services would likely be worth significantly less. For wholesale pricing please refer to the Red Sheet. While all attempts to ensure accurate pricing, data entry errors can occur and as such no warranty is expressed or implied as to the accuracy of any information published on this website. It is important to verify all published sales to ensure the accuracy of the pricing when making any purchase decision. Any personal information provided to us is protected by the Privacy Act 1988.