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.
Struck to Proof quality from 1oz of pure 99.9% silver, this coin is a must-have for those who own any of its predecessors in the Deadly & Dangerous Series – each of which has sold out and soared in value. The 2006 Redback Spider $1 is regularly seen at around $1,500 and more, the 2010 Blue-Ringed Octopus $1 can fetch over $500, and even a very recent issue such as the 2014 Spider-Hunting Scorpion $1 has already been seen on the open market at nearly $200+.
- Mintage set at just 5,000 – as with EVERY sold-out Deadly & Dangerous $1!
- Features a splendid full-colour depiction of Australia’s Bull Ant
- Crafted to immaculate Proof quality from 1oz of pure, lustrous 99.9% silver
- Struck as official Tuvalu legal tender by Australia’s own Perth Mint
- Housed in a glossy timber case with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity