The Perth Mint is known for producing some of the finest silver coins for sale on the market today. One common factor shared by all of these coins is the depiction of various native species to the continent. Joining the famed Kookaburra, Koala, and Kangaroo, the Perth Mint now introduces the Emu. Today, 2018 1 oz Australian Silver Emu Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in an individual acrylic capsule, sealed rolls of 20 coins, or sealed boxes of 100 coins!
- 1st issue of the new Australian Silver Emu coin!
- Limited mintage of only 30,000 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Face value of $1 (AUD) is fully backed by Australia’s government.
- Obverse includes the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse features the design of an Emu on the open plains of the Outback.
In 1990, the Perth Mint started its tradition of coining modern silver bullion coins featuring images of the continent’s many unique, native animal species. The coin that started it all was the Silver Kookaburra. That has since been joined by the Silver Koala in 2007 and the Silver Kangaroo in 2016.
The issue of the 2018 1 oz Australian Silver Emu Coin for the first time marks continued growth in the mint’s portfolio and the adoption of characteristics introduced with the Silver Kangaroo in 2016. The Silver Kangaroo was the first-ever .9999 pure silver bullion coin from the mint, and the Silver Kookaburra and Silver Koala followed suit. Now, the 2018 Silver Emu brings .9999 pure silver as well.
On the obverse of the 2018 Australian Silver Emu is the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s depiction featured on these coins comes from Ian Rank-Broadley, and it was created in 1998 as the fourth-generation depiction on British coinage. The Queen’s effigy is encircled by engravings of her name, the nation of issue, and the face value of the coin.
The reverse of all 2018 1 oz Australian Silver Emu Coins features the new Emu design from Perth Mint. The Emu is the largest native bird on the Australian continent and is endemic to the mainland. The large, flightless bird is depicted walking across an open scene on the Outback, with engravings of the series name across the top and the coin’s year of issue, weight, purity, and metal content at the bottom.
Emus are the second-largest living birds today by height, coming in just behind another flightless bird: the ostrich. Endemic to Australia, there used to be two subspecies which went extinct after European settlement of the continent. The Tasmanian emu and King Island emu were the unfortunate species to go extinct.
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