Australia’s Most Dangerous bullion coin series from the Royal Australian Mint and LPM, returns with a sting in its tail

Along with the ‘Australian Zoo’ bullion coin series, the Royal Australian Mint also produces another range extolling the virtues of this continents happy, friendly wildlife called ‘Australia’s Most Dangerous. Actually, a series called Australia’s Not Dangerous probably wouldn’t make the three coin mark that this new Desert Scorpion coin has for its own.

Following the Red Back Spider and the Great White Shark, the Desert Scorpion is another of those charming, lovable creatures that Australia is known for. Fortunately, the Desert Scorpion leaves you alive for the most part, but let’s be honest, not a wee beastie you want crawling qround on your face when your asleep,

The coin looks great, matching up with the spider and shark releases to date, although some may find the sunburst lines a little too much. We think it just gets away with it, though. The obverse features the newer Jody Clark effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.

Two versions as usual, a one-ounce silver with a 25k mintage, and a one-ounce gold topping out at just 250 pieces. Both are 0.9999 fineness. A cool looking coin, its available from the RAM within Australia, and from LPM Group outside.

DENOMINATION $1 AUD (Australia) $100 AUD (Australia)
COMPOSITION 0.999 silver 0.9999 gold
WEIGHT 31.1 grams 31.1 grams
DIMENSIONS 40.0 mm 38.74 mm
FINISH Brilliant uncirculated Brilliant uncirculated
MINTAGE 25,000 250
BOX / C.O.A. No / No No / Yes