The 2022 Gold Coin Emu produced by the Perth Mint pays tribute to Australia's most loved flightless bird. Standing up to nearly 2 meters tall, the emu is the second biggest bird in the world (after the Ostrich from the same family). With wings that are too small for it to fly, the creature is equipped with long and powerful legs, enabling it to sprint at speeds of nearly 50km per hour across the dry plains of Australia.
Why should you invest in the Perth Mint Australian Emu ?
Because the Perth Mint will release no more than 5000 of the Australian Emu 2022 1 oz Gold coin. Its rarity makes it a very sought-after product for investors and collectors alike.
Because the Perth Mint not only has amazing skills from its long and respected history, but its successful modernisation allows the production of outstanding coins. Founded in 1899, the Perth Mint has more than 100 years of minting excellence and features significantly in the history of Western Australia.
And finally because each coin’s reverse includes a security feature in the form of a micro-laser engraved letter within the design. It is only detectable under a magnifying glass and makes it significantly more difficult for the coin to be counterfeited.
What about the design?
The coin’s reverse depicts a mother and baby emu in an outback landscape. The mother is seen watching over her young offspring. The primitive feathers, which resemble coarse hair, help them survive the extreme changes in temperature that can be experienced in the Australian outback. In this design, they were drawn with extraordinary details.
Here can be found the inscriptions “Australian Emu”, the Perth Mint traditional P mintmark, the weight and fineness and the 2022 year-date.
The obverse bears the Jody Clark’s effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. It features the Queen aged 89 in right-profile relief with her name Elizabeth II, Australia and the face value of 100 dollars.
Coins are a popular choice given their legal tender status (Government backing of the coin and its metal content). They come in smaller sizes (making for easier disposal in the event of large price increases). They are internationally recognised so there will be no fuss in terms of overseas tradability and portability.
This particular Emu coin which can be purchased on Coininvest will make a great investment but also a perfect gift.
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