Redback Spider 2015 1oz Silver Coin – Australian Map Shaped Coin Series

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Redback Spider 2015 1oz Silver Coin from The Perth Mint, featuring:

  • 99.9% Pure Silver
  • Unique Australian Map Shaped Design
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Limited Mintage
  • Presentation Packaging
  • Numbered Certificate

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The Redback Spider is a species of highly venomous spider indigenous to Australia. Characterised by a distinctive red stripe on the upper side of the abdomen, the adult Redback has a spherical black body. Females are bigger than the males at approximately 10 millimetres in length compared to three to four millimetres.

99.9% PURE SILVER

Each coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver.

UNIQUE AUSTRALIAN MAP SHAPED DESIGN

The coin’s unique map shaped coloured reverse depicts a Redback Spider crawling across the face of a rock. The design includes the inscription REDBACK SPIDER, The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark, and the 2015 year-date. The coin is innovatively struck in the shape of Australia.

AUSTRALIAN LEGAL TENDER

Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2015 year-date appear on the coin’s obverse.

LIMITED MINTAGE

The Perth Mint will release no more than 6,000 of the Australian Map Shaped Coin Series – Redback Spider 2015 1oz Silver Coin.

PRESENTATION PACKAGING AND NUMBERED CERTIFICATE

The coin is housed in a classic presentation case and custom-designed shipper. Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

Silver Content (Troy oz) 1
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 4.00
Maximum Mintage 6,000
Designer Ing Ing Jong

2015 Agro Junior Silver $5 Proof Coin

2015 Agro Junior Silver $5 Proof Coin from the Royal Australia Mint

The Mint’s collaboration with Australia Zoo, the sixth coin in the popular Australian Saltwater Crocodiles series features our favourite crocodile of the moment, Agro Junior.

Becoming fearfully lifelike on the newest coin, the meticulous high relief technique has allowed our coin designer to provide much more depth to the design.

Appearing like a scene captured from Australia Zoo’s Crocoseum, Agro Junior lies eagerly in wait on a creek bed. With an extremely low mintage of only 1500 and an unheard-of price for a strictly limited edition product, this stunning coin will not be lurking around for long.

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2015 Agro Junior Silver $5 Proof Coin

 

Product Information:

  • Issue Mint: The Royal Australian Mint
  • Legal Tender: Australian $5
  • Mintage: 1,500
  • Material: 99.9% Silver
  • Condition: Brand New in original issue condition.
  • Issue Price: $100.00 AUD

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HISTORY AND SIGNIFICANCE:

Whether you call it the saltwater crocodile, the estuarine crocodile or crocodylus porosus, it is the largest reptile roaming the earth today. Lurking in dark and murky waters around the northern areas of Australia, they can surprise and terrify a wide range of prey. Anything that flies, swims or roams in its watery region is fair game for this formidable creature.

Since 1988, 37 year-old Agro has lived in the comfort of Australia Zoo’s Crocoseum. This 15 foot wonder was captured from the wild to protect him from the hunters who were stalking his Cattle Creek home. Not only did he find a new home, but he found love with Cookie, a ten-foot lady crocodile who is the calmest and gentlest of crocs in the enclosure.

Agro and Cookie raised a son, Agro Junior, the star of this new collectable coin.

FEATURES AND DESIGN:

• A new coin in the Australian Saltwater Crocodile series, continuing a proud collaboration with Australia Zoo
• High relief coin captures Agro Junior in stunning detail, to the Royal Australian Mint’s exacting proof standards
• Strictly limited edition of 1500
• The coin and packaging features images of one of Australia Zoo’s beloved crocodiles, Agro Junior
• Minted in precious silver
• Packaged in an attractive presentation case with outer box
• numbered certificate of authenticity
• Obverse features Queen Elizabeth II effigy sculpted by Ian Rank-Broadley
• Australian legal tender

Coin Specifications:

Denomination

Metal

Diameter

Mass

Finish

Mintage

$5

Ag

32.00mm

1 oz

Proof

1500

2015 Agro Junior Silver $5 Proof Coin

2015 Agro Junior Silver $5 Proof Coin

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