2021 1 oz Australia's Most Dangerous - Redback Spider 999 Silver Coloured Proof Coin

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In collaboration with The Royal Australian Mint, LPM is pleased to present the first proof format in a new series titled Australia's Most Dangerous featuring the beautiful but potentially deadly Redback spider for precious metals investors and collectors alike. These coins are created to the Mint’s highest standards with guaranteed metal content and quality.

Loved for its beauty and feared for its venom, the Redback spider (Latrodectus hasselti) can be found throughout Australia. They are especially common living among humans, where they build their webs in dark places in our homes and gardens. Redbacks are identified by the red stripe on their upper abdomen, and a distinctive hourglass-shaped spot on the underside of the abdomen. Redbacks build distinctive webs that look deceptively messy, but are magnificently engineered to catch the small invertebrates and animals.

Although Redbacks are feared for their venomous bite, Australia has had an antivenom since 1956, with no human fatalities recorded since then. Redbacks are not generally aggressive spiders, and most bites happen by accident. Nevertheless, the tendency of Redbacks to lurk in human homes and bite the unsuspecting has been immortalised in song and poetry in Australia. In spite of their reputation, Redbacks do have an important role to play in Australia’s biodiversity, both as insect predators and as prey.

Product Features

  • Limited mintage of just 1,000 coins
  • First proof format in the series
  • Reverse features a female Redback spider delicately suspended in her characteristic web
  • Obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth designed by Jody Clark
  • Australian legal tender
  • 1oz of .999 fine silver in proof quality

 

More Information
Year 2021
Metal Content Silver
Denomination $5
Purity 999
Condition Proof
Country Australia
Manufacturer Royal Australian Mint
Mintage 1,000
Diameter (mm) 40
Series Australia's Most Dangerous
Box & Certificate Yes