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DEATH ADDER Australia Deadly Dangerous Silver Coin 1$ Tuvalu 2016


This Silver coin is part of series “Deadly and Dangerous” and features a death adder, a species of snake native to Australia, one of the most venomous land snakes in Australia and globally. The coin has a beautiful coloration and offers a real impression of movement. Limited mintage to 5.000 pieces worldwide.

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Death Adder
The common death adder (Acanthophis antarcticus) is a species of death adder native to Australia. It is one of the most venomous land snakes in Australia and globally. While it remains widespread (unlike related species), it is facing increased threat from the ongoing Australian cane toad invasion. Death adders are easily distinguishable from other snakes by the very short, squat bodies, rapidly tapering tail and the broad triangular head. Colouration varies widely but most species exhibit some form of banded pattern in shades of brown or grey. The tail tip is usually a different colour to the rest of the body, often brightly coloured and is used as a lure by wriggling it to attract potential prey. Adult death adders are rarely longer than a metre in length. Despite their short size they possess the longest fangs of any Australian snake.

  • CountryTuvalu
  • Year2016
  • Face Value1 Dollar
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)40.6
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)5.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The coin'reverse depicts a Death Adder in its natural habitat. The coin is partially colored, the skin of the snake is brown and his venomous fangs are ready to inject venom into the prey. On the top of the reverse, the inscription: "Australia's Death Adder". On the bottom of the coin: “1 Oz 999 SILVER” (the weight and the fineness of Silver). The coin's obverse depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the face value – 1 Dollar, the issue country – Tuvalu and the issue year - 2016.