The redback spider is one of the most venomous spiders in the world and is native to the Australian continent. Now found in several locations around the world, the redback spider has been featured on a number of different Australian programs including a previous proof release from the Royal Australian Mint. Right now, 2020 1 oz Australian Redback Spider Silver Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives with a protective capsule!
- Limited mintage of only 25,000 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $1 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- On the obverse is Queen Elizabeth II’s right-profile portrait.
- The reverse includes the redback spider weaving its web.
Each of the 2020 1 oz Australian Redback Spider Silver Coins in this listing is individually housed inside of a protective plastic capsule. These silver bullion coins are all available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and feature an iconic design the Royal Australian Mint previously used on a proof release with great success.
Redback spiders originated on the Australian continent within the deserts of South Australia and nearby regions of Western Australia. Although the spiders are native to Australia, colonies of the spiders are now prevalent throughout all of Australia, Southeast Asia, and New Zealand. Inadvertent introductions of the spider have helped established colonies in the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Japan, and even greenhouses in Belgium.
On the reverse side of 2020 1 oz Australian Redback Spider Silver Coins is the image of a female member of the species weaving a web. The female redback spider is significantly larger than the male of the species and is identifiable by its black coloration with a red-orange streak on the underside of its belly that takes the shape of an hourglass.
The obverse of 2020 Australian Redback Spider Silver Coins features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. This is the latest portrait of the Queen in use on Australian coins and was created by Jody Clark. The sculpting captures the Queen in right-profile relief and sets itself apart from British versions of Clark’s design with the inclusion of Her Majesty’s neckline and shoulders in the portrait. She wears the Royal Diadem crown on her head as well as the Victorian coronation necklace around her neck.
The Royal Australian Mint produces these beautiful redback spider coins. Founded in 1965, it is the official sovereign mint of Australia and is located in the federal capital city of Canberra.
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