Silver Ounce 2021 Redback Spider, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2021 Redback Spider, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Ounce 2021 Redback Spider

The Australian one ounce silver piece (abbreviated as 1 oz and designated with Ag for "silver") is a bullion and commemorative coin format. Uniquely, in Australia there are two mints authorised to strike legal tender: the Royal Australian Mint (which also makes the country's circulating coinage) and the Perth Mint which only makes collector and bullion coins, as well as other bullion products.

Both mints endeavour to create coins with attractive designs, and to introduce new designs and themes often, in order to raise the numismatic value of the coins over the value of previous metal used.

The 2021 Redback Spider one-ounce silver proof coin is the first proof format in a new series titled Australia's Most Dangerous; the coins are issued by the Royal Australian Mint in collaboration with LPM (Hong Kong) which is their exclusive distributor; in 2020, there was Brilliant Uncirculated coin with the same reverse design.

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 anti-venom since 1956, with no human fatalities recorded since then. Redbacks are not generally aggressive spiders, and most bites happen by accident. Nevertheless, the tendency of Redbacks to lurk in human homes and bite the unsuspecting has been immortalised in song and poetry in Australia. In spite of their reputation, Redbacks do have an important role to play in Australia’s biodiversity, both as insect predators and as prey.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage1,000
Obverse
Australia / Silver Ounce 2021 Redback Spider - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait" worldwide but "Sixth Portrait" in Australia, where the Queen's portrait by Vladimir Gottwald was fifth).

The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen mother) in 1937.

Unlike on British coinage, the effigy is "uncouped" (includes the Queen's shoulders). In small letters on the left, the artist's initials JC (for Jody Clark).

Running continuously around the rim is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the face value: ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 5 DOLLARS ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Silver Ounce 2021 Redback Spider - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts a female redback spider (Latrodectus hasselti) suspended in a tangled web seen in detail through great magnification. On two lines below, REDBACK SPIDER.

The red spot on the spider's back, as well as the inscription, are coloured.

The designer's initials AWB (for Adam William Ball) are in the lower right.

Around above, the precious metal content 1 oz .999 SILVER (one ounce of 99.9% silver).

The face value and denomination are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription REDBACK SPIDER 1 oz .999 SILVER
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, coloured.
Packaging: boxed, with numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Release price: US$ 285.00

See also

Coins in the Australia's Most Dangerous series include:
- 1 oz Gold, Redback Spider, 2020
- 5 oz Silver Bullion, Redback Spider, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Proof, Redback Spider, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Redback Spider, 2020
- 1 oz Gold, Great White Shark, 2021
- 5 oz Silver Bullion, Great White Shark, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Great White Shark, 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Great White Shark, 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Desert Scorpion, 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Desert Scorpion, 2022

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Silver Ounce 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, High Relief 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, First Design 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, Second Design 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, Third Design 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, Fourth Design 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, Fifth Design 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Opal - Year of the Ox 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, Perth Mint unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, High Relief 3,888 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, Domed 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, RAM 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Australian Kangaroo, Perth Mint unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Mother of Pearl - Great Southern Land 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Dragon unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2021 1 DOLLAR
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Silver Ounce 2021 Australian Swan 27,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2021 AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Australian Brumby 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Australian Emu 30,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Wombat 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Quokka, Bullion 30,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2021 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2021 Quokka, Proof 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2021 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2021 Golden Eagle Nugget 30,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Beneath the Southern Skies unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Coat of Arms - Kangaroo 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 1 OUNCE .999 Ag
Silver Ounce 2021 Kangaroo - Outback Majesty 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Redback Spider 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Great White Shark 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Australia Zoo - Cheetah 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 1 DOLLAR ·
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Silver Ounce 2021 Fraser’s Dolphin, High Relief 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 5 DOLLARS ·
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Silver Ounce 2021 Super Pit 100,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2021 AC/DC 30,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Rotary 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
Silver Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger, Perth Mint unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger, High Relief 3,888 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2022 Opal - Year of the Tiger 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger, RAM 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger, Domed 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 5 DOLLARS ·
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Silver Ounce 2021 Redback Spider: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage1,000
Mintage Limit1,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerAdam Ball
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.000 mm
Thickness4.000 mm
Mass31.1030 g
OCC IDQRAP-OBNC-NDQW-OYJD
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2021 1 oz Australia's Most Dangerous - Redback Spider 999 Silver Coloured Proof Coin
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2021 1 oz Australia's Most Dangerous - Redback Spider 999 Silver Coloured Proof Coin
Copyright: Royal Australian Mint
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