Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Red-Back Spider Coin

The Red-Back Spider Coin is a new coin being issued by the Perth Mint. It is a 99.9 percent pure silver coin with a striking fearsome Red-Back Spider in mesmerizing detail.

Found all over Australia and particularly common in urban areas, Red-Backs can deliver an extremely painful bite. This is not fatal anymore thanks to Dr Saul Weiner, who discovered an anti-venom 50 years ago in 1956.

Striking black and red coloring on the reverse design brings this little devil in to sharp focus on the coin's brilliant mirror-like background.

Marking the 50th anniversary of Dr Weiner's discovery, this 2006-dated coin is produced by The Perth Mint from one ounce of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.

Issued as legal tender of Tuvalu, the coin depicts the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Each coin is housed in a high-gloss timber presentation case, which comes in an illustrated outer box and each accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

1oz Silver Proof Coin
99.9% Pure Silver
Legal Tender Status
Proof Quality
Legal Tender Status
Timber Presentation Case
Certificate of Authenticity
Commissioned Product
Limited Mintage - just 5,000

With no more than 5,000 to be released, the Red-Back Spider coin will make a rare and unusual addition to your collection.

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