Australia is one of the most diverse nations in the world in terms of wildlife. The flora and fauna native to the continent, some of which are found nowhere else in the world, inspire tourists and locals alike. When it comes to creepy crawlers, few creatures grab the attention of mankind than spiders. Right now, you can purchase a 2015 1 oz. Silver Australian Funnel-Web Spider coin from Silver.com in brilliant uncirculated condition.
- Mintage capped at one million coins by the Perth Mint.
- Follow-up coin to the 2014 Saltwater Crocodile!
- Ships to you in a protective plastic capsule courtesy of the Perth Mint.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $1 (AUD) by the Australian government.
- Features the Funnel-Web Spider design on the reverse.
- Legal tender coins under the Currency Act of 1965.
There are a startling 40 different funnel-web spider species found in Australia, but generally speaking, they can be categorized in one of two genera: Hadronyche and Atrax. The funnel-web spider isn’t typically considered dangerous to humans, but there are a few species of the creature that are known to have highly toxic, fast-acting toxin. The average funnel-web spider is anywhere from one centimeter to five centimeters in length, with body coloring that varies from black to brown.
All 1 oz. Funnel-Web Spider coins are struck by the Perth Mint using .999 fine silver. Under the Australian Currency Act of 1965, this 1 oz. silver bullion coin is considered official legal tender with a face value of $1 (AUD).
On the reverse side of the 2015 1 oz. Silver Australian Funnel-Web Spider coin is the image of one of the creatures. Taking up the entire surface of the coin, its highly detailed figure is enough to give you the shivers. Engravings surrounding the image include “Australian Funnel-Web Spider” and the weight, purity, metal content, and year of minting.
The obverse side has the traditional image of Queen Elizabeth II, as designed by Ian Rank-Broadley, used on all Australian coins. Her image is encircled by engravings that read “Elizabeth II,” “Australia,” and “1 Dollar.”
The Perth Mint is the last facility from the days of the Royal Mint system. Established after the Sydney Mint and Melbourne Mint in 1898, the Perth Mint is now a state-owned entity of Western Australia, and is considered separate from the national government’s Royal Australian Mint.
If you have any questions about this silver bullion coin, Silver.com staff are waiting to answer those inquiries. You can connect with our associates on the phone at 888-989-7223, online using our live web chat, and via email.