Offered as the ninth release in the Australian Deadly and Dangerous series, which debuted in 2006 with each annual issue selling out, the scorpion is shown in color with a spider in its grasp.
These 8-legged spiders with long venomous stingers are known throughout the world, living on all major landmasses except Antarctica. Fossils of the ancient creatures have been found dating back several hundred million years. There are over 1,000 species of scorpions but only 25 of them are known to have venom that is deadly to humans. The venom is used to paralyze prey and as a defense against predators.
|Metal:||Silver (Ag) .999|
|Date of issue:||2014|