Graded PF-70 UCAM by NGC
The seventh release in The Deadly and Dangerous coin series.
This Silver coin features a deadly Funnel Web Spider against a colored background of its web and leaves. The inscription AUSTRALIA’S FUNNEL WEB SPIDER is included in the design. The Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse in a beautiful Proof finish.
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.