If there’s one spider you really don’t want to meet it’s the Funnel Web Spider. Considered one of the world’s most deadly spiders, one sight of this big black baddie will evoke fear in even the bravest of souls.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
Coloured Reverse Design
The coin’s reverse depicts a deadly Funnel Web Spider against a coloured background of its web and leaves. The inscription AUSTRALIA’S FUNNEL WEB SPIDER is included in the design.
Tuvalu Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender of Tuvalu, the coin depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse and the monetary denomination.
Extremely Limited Mintage
No more than 5,000 of these coins will be released.
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
The coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Stunning Illustrated Presentation Packaging
The coin is housed in a high-gloss timber presentation case and shipper emblazoned with the warning ‘DANGER’.
Commissioned product struck by The Perth Mint.
Continuing the incredibly popular Deadly and Dangerous series, this sensational release portrays Australia’s Funnel Web Spider. Recognised by their glossy black head and thorax, the insect’s size ranges from 1.5 to 5 centimetres in length – dependant on the species.
Australia’s Funnel Web Spiders live in burrows in sheltered positions below ground, in stumps, tree trunks, rockeries, or other similarly sheltered positions above the ground. Their burrows are lined with a tell-tale sock of opaque white silk and several strong strands of silk radiating from the entrance.
In water, the Funnel Web Spider can survive for up to thirty hours, so if you spot a spider in a swimming pool don’t be tempted to touch it. The mature male will wander at night, looking for a mate, and is the deliverer of the deadliest toxin.