Australia is a land of many wonders, and it contains some of the most diverse and deadly animal species on the planet. Many of these dangerous creatures are indigenous to the continent, and are found only in zoos outside of Australia. In a unique coin series, the Perth Mint celebrates many of the continent’s unique species. Right now, the 2015 1 oz Silver Australian Redback Spider Coin is available on Silver.com.
- Mintage strictly limited to a total of just 6,000 coins!
- Ships in presentation packaging with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Face value of $1 (AUD) backed by Australia’s government.
- Part of the Australian Map-Shaped Coin Series.
- 2nd coin in the 2015 release, and 8th overall in the series.
- Features brilliant, natural colors on the reverse design.
The Perth Mint’s Australian Map-Shaped Coin series is one of its newest, and most unique. The program combines a unique set of blanks shaped exactly like the continent of Australia, with a combination of frosted silver finishes and colorized designs to provide and altogether unique product.
Introduced in 2012, Australian Map-Shaped Coins are released in pairs each year, and each coin features a native species to the continent. Previous coins in the series include the Kookaburra and Emu in 2012, Kangaroo and Platypus in 2013, Koala and Saltwater Crocodile in 2014, and the Wedgetailed Eagle so far in 2015.
On the reverse face of the 2015 1 oz Silver Australian Redback Spider Coin is the depiction of a spider climbing a colorized rock face. Engravings include “Redback Spider,” “1 oz. 999 Silver,” the “P” mint mark, and the year of issue. The creatures are distinctive for the red stripe running along the upper side of the abdomen.
The obverse features the familiar profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Ian Rank-Broadley’s 1998 depiction of Her Majesty is used on the obverse, and surrounded by engravings of her name, the nation of issue, year of issue, and face value.
Australia’s Perth Mint is one of the most respected mints in the world. It is responsible for a number of popular coinage programs sought after by investors and collectors from all corners of the globe.
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