2020 1oz Silver Redback Spider Bullion Coin BU
The Royal Australian Mint presents quality coins for precious metal investors and collectors interested in Australian wildlife. Featuring the beautiful but potentially deadly Redback spider, these coins are created to the Mint’s highest standards with guaranteed metal content and quality. The undeniable elegance of Australia’s Redback spider matches the elegance and quality of these investment pieces.
Loved for its beauty and feared for its venom, the Redback spider (Latrodectus hasselti) 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.