2020 Australia 1 Ounce Inside Australia’s Most Dangerous – Western Taipan Silver Proof Coin


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A sinuous and elegant Western Taipan snake lunges at its prey – in skeletal form. This beautiful 2020 $5 silver proof coin is for nature and science lovers and collectors of unique coins. The Western Taipan, Australia’s most venomous terrestrial snake, is feared and respected in equal measure. This is the third in a three-coin series that showcases Australia’s Most Deadly animals, in a unique and beautiful way.

The Western Taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus) is also known as the Inland Taipan, Small-scaled Snake or Fierce Snake. Feared due to having the most toxic venom of any terrestrial snake, Western Taipans are actually placid, and rarely-encountered. Western Taipans are found in the Channel country of south-western Queensland and adjacent areas of South Australia. The snakes prefer soils with deep cracks that allow them to shelter.


Year: 2020
Quality: Proof
Denomination: 5 Dollar
Metal Content: 1 Troy Ounce (31.06 Grams)
Purity: .999
Mintage: 5,000
Issuer: Australian Royal Mint
Diameter: 40 mm
Mint Capsule, Presentation Box, Certificate of Authenticity