Buying silver from the Perth Mint is something countless investors and collectors do annually, and now the mint’s designers have a brilliant new creation to offer precious metal enthusiasts. Following in the footsteps of the Kookaburra, Koala, and Kangaroo, the Australian Silver Emu enters the collection. The 2018 1 oz Silver Australian Emu Coin is currently available for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in an acrylic capsules, rolls of 20 coins, or boxes of 100 coins!
- First release of the Silver Australian Emu coin!
- Mintage limited to 30,000 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of $1 (AUD) by Australia.
- On the obverse is the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- The reverse of the coin captures the depiction of an Emu in the Outback.
The Emu is yet another example of native species from Australia to appear on the reverse of coinage from the Perth Mint. Emus are large, flightless birds endemic to the Australian continent. Second only in size to the ostrich, the Emu was once found across the mainland, as well as Tasmania and King Island, but the latter subspecies are extinct as of 1788.
Emus can reach a total height of 6’2”, and are known to travel great distances across the Outback. When needed, an emu can sprint at speeds of 31 MPH and subsist largely on plants and insects. The 2018 1 oz Silver Australian Emu Coin is the ultimate addition to any collection with a low mintage and .9999 fine silver content.
On the reverse of the 2018 Silver Emu Coin is the depiction of the large, flightless bird as it walks across the Outback. A barren scene plays out behind the emu in the design, with engravings of “Australian Emu” and “2018 1 oz 9999 Silver.” Emus aren’t only unique animals, but important to Australian culture. The emu appears in the nation’s coat of arms and is vital to indigenous Australian mythology.
The obverse of the 2018 1 oz Silver Australian Emu Coin you’ll notice the image of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s effigy features on all Australian coins and this is the fourth-generation depiction created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley. Engravings include “Elizabeth II,” “Australia,” and “1 Dollar.”
Perth Mint is a former Royal Mint facility on the Australian continent and is the oldest operating facility in the nation today. Independent of the Royal Australian Mint, the Perth Mint is owned by the state government of Western Australia and enjoys legal tender status for its coins under the Currency Act of 1965.
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