With a design featuring the Emu, the Perth Mint will release the second coin within the Australian Map shaped coin series. The series began earlier this year with a coin featuring the Kookaburra.
The Emu is a large flightless bird that can trot lengthy distances. The reverse design features an emu against a colored background bush scene with grass trees. The intricate shape of the coin accurately traces the outline of Australia. Inscriptions include “Emu”, “1 oz 999 silver”, and “2012”. The obverse of the coin includes a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II with the monetary denomination.
Each coin has a maximum diameter of 40.60 mm and thickness of 4.52 mm. The precious metal content is 1 troy ounce of .999 fine silver. The Perth Mint has indicated that no more than 6,000 of these coins will be issued worldwide.
Packaging includes a presentation case with custom a designed shipper and an individually numbered certificate of authenticity.
Sales of the coin officially begin on August 7, 2012 at 12:01 AM (Perth Time) or August 6, 2012 at 12:01 PM (Eastern Standard Time). To place orders or for additional information, please visit the Perth Mint’s product page.