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Year of the Snake
Год Змеи
Presented by
The Singapore Mint
Nominal value
250 patacas
7,776 g
21,96 mm
Gold 999,9°
5000 pcs.
Production quality
Proof quality with 1 side colour
The Singapore Mint
The Singapore Mint
Description of obverse and reverse
Obverse: there is a silhouette of gracefully curled snake, which as if fell down to green and gold sprays of Singapore orchids. On the left – the face value «250 PATACAS», as well as the year of issue «2013». In the lower part of the coin – the inscription «MACAU, CHINA». Reverse: the image of extant whole facade of the Cathedral of St. Paul. At the top – a semicircular inscription in three languages (English, Chinese and Portuguese) «Ruins of St. Paul’s».
A brief annotation
This coin exudes festive auspicious spirit and introduces Macau’s beautiful sites to collectors around the world. It is highly sought after by both collectors and gift-givers and is a yearly sell out coin shortly after launch. Confucius called the orchid «the flower of noble character». St. Paul Cathedral was built by the Portuguese in the XVII century, it is in UNESCO World Heritage List.
New issue
№ 3(64) 2023
№ 3(64) 2023
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