Australian Funnel-Web Spider silver coin, minted by The Perth Mint in 2015.
The Australian Funnel-Web Spider is one of the most common arachnids in the fauna of the oceanic country. It is, in fact, one of their native species and one of the most venomous. They are able to withstand high and low temperatures and one of their nicknames is the Sydney Spider. Their official name comes from the way they release their webs, in a 'Y' and 'T' shape.
The bullioning of the most exotic and dangerous creatures on the planet is a common strategy of the Perth Mint, which has an extensive collection.
The design of the animal is found on the cross. This has two distinct areas: the outer part, where we find the coin's specifications such as its characteristics and its name; and the central part, divided from the former by a line that borders the coin and where we find the spider itself.
The design of the animal is very rich in detail. We can distinguish each of the parts of its legs, its hairy torso, its jaws and its abdomen. It is so well represented that it generates a real sense of respect. On the side is a 'P', the distinctive symbol of the mint.
On the face is the design of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, an artist who depicts her at an advanced age and with a magnificent contrast between the curls of her hair and the crown.
This Australian Funnel-Web Spider silver coin was minted in 2015 from 1 ounce of 99.9% pure Oceania silver. It has a diameter of 40.60 millimetres and a thickness of 4.00 millimetres. Get this coin at the best price from your trusted precious metal shop!