Australian Emu silver coin, minted in 1 oz silver in 2020 by the Perth Mint.
The emu is a very characteristic animal of the fauna of Oceania, like the koala or the kangaroo. The only difference is that this species is endangered, which is precisely what Perth Mint wants to draw attention to with this spectacular series of the bird. Its main characteristics are its speed and its large size, second only to the ostrich.
The design of the animal is on the cross. It features two birds, one resting on the ground on its feet looking out over a small lake in front of it and the other, standing in the background, looking out over the vegetation. Both are on uneven ground with a high level of vegetation. The background is flat and at the top of the coin there is a line along the edge of the coin with the name of the series inserted.
On the face is the latest design of Queen Elizabeth II by artist Jordy Clark, depicting the elderly Queen wearing a jewelled crown, the rectangular lines of which contrast perfectly with the wavy lines of her hair. Above it, the name of the series, her name and the year the coin was minted.
The Australian Emu coin is struck from 1 ounce of 99.99% pure silver, weighs 31.104 grams, has a diameter of 40.60 millimetres and a thickness of 3.50 millimetres.
Only 3,000 were minted, so there are very few left! Get your hands on it before stocks run out and show off its exclusivity at home.