The latest silver bullion coin added to the Perth Mint’s catalog of wildlife-themed coinage is the Silver Emu. Featuring new images each year of the continent’s largest living bird, the Silver Australian Emu is another example of expert design and coining from the Perth Mint that follows the lead of the Silver Kookaburra, Silver Koala, Silver Kangaroo, Silver Wedge Tail Eagle, and other collections. Right now, 2019 1 oz Proof Silver Australian Emu Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of a protective presentation box and themed shipper with a Certificate of Authenticity included!
- Second design release in the Silver Australian Emu series!
- Mintage limited to 3,000 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $1 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- Queen Elizabeth II appears on the obverse.
- Two emus are featured on the reverse.
- Image on the reverse was created by Natasha Muhl.
Each one of the 2019 1 oz Proof Silver Australian Emu Coins in this listing comes to you individually housed. The coins in this proof series are set within Perth Mint black presentation boxes and feature a Certificate of Authenticity from the mint. Each box is shipped inside of a themed shipping box that includes full-color artwork depicting emus.
The emu is a cultural icon in the nation of Australia. Not only does it appear on the coat of arms for the nation supporting its shield alongside the kangaroo, but the emu is also an important animal in the mythology of indigenous Australians. The flightless birds are the second-largest living birds in the world by height, second only to the ostrich.
On the reverse of 2019 1 oz Proof Silver Australian Emu Coins is the image of two emus. These birds are featured standing together along a dry creek bed in the Outback. If you look closely behind the birds in the dirt in the lower-right field, you’ll notice the initials “NM” for the designer.
The obverse side of 2019 Proof Silver Australian Emu Coins includes the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. In this right-profile bust of Her Majesty, you can see the Queen wearing the Royal Diadem crown with earrings on and jewels around her neck, with her shoulders visible in the effigy. This is the sixth-generation portrait of Her Majesty on Australian coins and the first since 1966 to include her shoulders in a broader portrait design.
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