2020 1 oz Silver Redback Spider BU
The Royal Australian Mint is very pleased to announce the release of the first coin in an amazing new series featuring deadly animals of the Australian continent. This inaugural release features the incredibly beautiful, yet potentially deadly Redback spider. The design is highly intriguing, and the fineness of detail is remarkable! This first of series, limited mintage (25,000), 2020 1 oz Silver Redback Spider BU coin is most definitely one to get excited about!
The Feared Redback!
The obverse that will be common to the new series displays the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth designed by Jody Clark. Inscriptions encircling the rim include”ELIZABETH II . AUSTRALIA 2020 . 1 DOLLAR.”
The reverse features a large image of a Redback spider, poised upon its highly distinctive web. The overall scene is incredibly well-designed, bringing prominence to the fearsome Redback, while also providing the awesome detail of the web. Inscriptions include “1 oz .999 SILVER” at the top rim and “REDBACK SPIDER” in a large, bold typestyle, stacked in two lines at the bottom. The web intertwines with the inscription, providing a nice depth of field.
- 2020 1 oz Silver Redback Spider BU.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine silver.
- Very limited mintage of 25,000.
- Obverse: Displays the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the coin’s center inset. Inscriptions encircling the rim include, “ELIZABETH II . AUSTRALIA 2020 . 1 DOLLAR.”
- Reverse: Features a large image of a Redback spider, poised upon its highly distinctive web. Inscriptions include “1 oz .999 SILVER” at the top rim and “REDBACK SPIDER” in a large, bold typestyle, stacked in two lines at the bottom.
Loved For Its Beauty…
As noted by the mint,
- “Loved for its beauty and feared for its venom, the Redback spider
- 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.”