Perhaps Australia's most famous deadly creature, the Redback Spider is also one of the smallest killers. Whilst its bite can kill, it is very timid and is rarely sighted in built up areas. But be careful out in the country and around those back sheds!
The perfect subject for a new trade coin series from the Royal Australian Mint, the Redback is depicted hanging from a silken thread, set against a backdrop of its trademark, messy cobwebs. Part of a relatively large mintage of 25,000, the Redback Spider is therefore great value at just $47.50 per one ounce silver coin!