An outstanding addition to one of the most sought after programs in international numismatics, the 10th release of the Australian Deadly & Dangerous Silver Proof Series forms a truly terrifying tribute to Australia’s iconic Bull Ant.
Amongst the world’s oldest ants, having first appeared approximately 100 million years ago, Bull Ants were once found in both the Americas and Europe. Believed to have been first discovered in Australia by Sir Joseph Banks in 1770 whilst sailing the world with James Cook, Bull Ants are today known by over 90 species – all but one of which are endemic to Australia.
Well known for its large powerful jaws and venomous stinger, the Bull Ant has been certified by Guinness World Records as the world’s most dangerous ant, having caused a number of deaths to humans allergic to their powerful venom. A brilliant exemplification of the Perth Mint’s world-renowned full-colour minting, the distinctive appearance of the Bull Ant has been captured perfectly upon the crown-sized 40.60mm flan of this dramatic legal tender release.
DESIGN: The reverse of the coin features a coloured Australian Bull Ant resting on a leaf while in the background numerous other ants swarm around. The inscription AUSTRALIA’S BULL ANT also appears in the design.
PACKAGING: Supplied in a high-gloss wooden box with a removable holder that allows the coin to displayed vertically. All is provided in a coloured shipper.