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AUSTRALIAN EMU Map Shaped Silver Proof Coin 1 Oz 1$ Australia 2012


The stunning Australian emu is the second design featured in the exciting Australian Map shaped coin series. This series will depict native Australian animals and is sure to impress. The coin features delightful original artistry and is struck by The Perth Mint from 99.9% pure silver on an Australian map shaped coin.

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Emus (pronounced ee-mews) are the second largest member of the ratite group of flightless birds. They are the national bird of Australia. Emus are native to Australia and were originally imported to the United States as breeding stock for American zoos. They have quickly grown in popularity to today's premier alternative livestock for the American farmer.
Emus are curious and docile. They are about 10 inches tall at birth, with black and white stripes. As 3-month-old chicks, they turn nearly solid black, changing into a tan, brown, and black mixture as adults, some with a bluish neck. The feathers are downy, with no stiff vein running through the center.
The mature emu is 5 to 6 feet tall and normally weighs 90 to 120 pounds. They are flightless and strong runners, reaching ground speeds of up to 40 miles per hour in short bursts and covering about nine feet in stride.
The Emu hen can be productive for 25 to 35 years or more and may lay 20 to 50 eggs in a season. A hen may lay as early as 18 months, but normally laying begins at 2 to 3 years old.

  • CountryAustralia
  • Year2012
  • Face Value1 Dollar
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)40.6
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)6.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
The coin's coloured reverse depicts an emu against the background of a bush scene with grass trees. The inscription EMU also appears in the design with The Perth Mint's traditional 'P' mintmark and the 2012 year-date. The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and monetary denomination are depicted on the coin’s obverse. The coin is housed in a presentation case and custom-designed shipper, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.