The stunning Discover Australia silver proof coin series features five new designs for 2013.
The Emu is a large flightless bird recognised by its long neck, brown drooping feathers, pointed beak and large bright eyes. Generally nomadic, the emu is capable of running at great speeds over long distances, with a distinct bouncing motion.
This unique creature also communicates by making a deep-throated sound using the air sacs in its throat. Unusually, once the female has laid its eggs, the male emu will incubate the eggs and care for the hatchlings to maturity. Emus are found throughout Australia in woods, bushland, semi-rural areas, scrub, grasslands and deserts.
The coin’s reverse depicts an emu against a coloured desert scene incorporating wild flowers and grasses. The inscriptions DISCOVER AUSTRALIA and EMU, The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark and the 2013 year-date are also included in the design.
Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, each coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of each 2013 Discover Australia 1oz silver proof coin, with an issue limit of 3,500 coins.
|Country Of Issue||Australia|