Found only in Australia, the emu is the world’s second largest bird. With wings that are too small for it to fly, the six-foot creature is equipped with long and powerful legs, enabling it to sprint at speeds of nearly 50km per hour across the outback plains.
As an iconic animal and one of the symbols of Australia, it was naturally chosen to feature on coins.This series are a limited mintage of just 30 000 pieces and the reverse designs change yearly so two good reasons to snap up this beautiful coin on Coininvest today.
The 2022 design shows a close up image of a mother emu’s face. She seems to be keeping a watchful presence over her young offspring. Her large eye and beak dominate the scene and the baby pecks its way through an Australian landscape in the background. The birds’ protective plumage, essential for their ability to survive extreme changes of temperature in the outback, is represented in extraordinary detail here.
On top of the coin can be found the inscription “Australian Emu” and at the bottom right hand corner the year, the purity of the gold (struck in full ounce of 99.99% pure silver) and the type of metal used, here Silver. We can of course also find the Perth Mint “P” mintmark.
The obverse portrays Jody Clark’s popular effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, facing right and wearing the George IV State Diadem and the Victorian Coronation Necklace. The design debuted on Australian coins in 2018. It features the Queen aged 89 in right-profile relief with her name Elizabeth II, Australia and the face value of 1 dollar.
For additional peace of mind, the coin incorporates an authentication feature in the form of a micro-laser engraved letter. Detectable under a magnifying glass, it is designed to make it significantly more difficult for the coin to be counterfeited.
Its rarity makes it a very sought-after product, so hurry up and purchase it today on Coininvest!
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