Iconic fauna

The Australian emu is meticulously struck from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver to The Perth Mint's renowned proof standard, combining a mirror-like polished background with delicately frosted relief.

Detailed reverse design

The coin’s reverse portrays the world’s second largest living bird striding across a scrubby landscape. The fine detailing reveals the flightless emu’s shaggy plumage – essential for its ability to survive extreme changes of temperature in the outback.

Of cultural significance to Aboriginal people for millennia, the six foot tall emu would have astonished the first European explorers to reach Australian shores in the 17th century.

04 australian emu 2018 1oz silver proof InCase

Presentation packaging

Accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity, each coin in the mintage is housed in a classic textured grey presentation case and a colourfully illustrated box shipper.



Year 2018
Metal Silver
Silver Content (Troy oz) 1.000
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1.00
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.107
Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 3.21
Maximum Mintage 3,000
Finish Proof
Legal Tender Australian
Effigy Ian Rank-Broadley design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Designer Jennifer McKenna

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