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2018 Australian Emu - 1 oz Silver - Uncirculated

2018 Australian Emu - 1 oz Silver - Uncirculated

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Our Price: $79.95
Year: 2018
Mint(s): Perth Mint
Composition: .9999 Fine Silver
Diameter: 40.6 mm
Mintage: 30,000

Product Code: 36562

The Australian 1 oz. silver coins have always been a collector favorite, but after they made the transition to strike the coins in .9999 fine silver it was taken to a whole new level! Add the fact that compared to the Silver Eagle or Panda these are some of the rarest pieces released each year, owning these special 1 oz. silver pieces became priority #1 for collectors all over the world!

The new 2018 Australian Emu is a stunning silver piece honoring one of the most unique animals in the entire world. The Emu is a large, flightless, bird that is only dwarfed in size by the massive ostrich. The bird also holds a special place in world history, as it is the only bird to ever officially win a "war" against humans! After WWI, Australia had a big issue with an expanding Emu population that was destroying their wholesale crops. In 1932, the Australian Military sent soldiers to handle the situation, only to find that the Emu’s speed, agility, and intelligence had been severely underestimated. After nearly a full-year of failed attempts to cull the Emu herd at a great financial cost, the "Great Emu War" came to an end with the military giving up!

The coin’s design displays a stunningly detailed rendition of the Australian Emu walking amongst the grasslands of the Australian Outback. Field grass and a tree-line are visible in the background of the coin. The reverse of the design displays her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The 2018 Australian Emu is also going to be one of the lowest mintage 1 oz silver coins released this year! With a total maximum mintage of just 30,000 these coins are already rarer than their Kookaburra and Kangaroo cousins that typically produce hundreds of thousands each year!

Coin Highlights:
  • Contains 1 oz of .9999 fine silver
  • First year of issue in the Silver Emu series
  • Obverse: Displays a likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Ian Rank-Broadley, and the face value of the coin
  • Reverse: Bears an image of the iconic Australian Emu living in the outback with trees and other vegetation in the background. There is also a very small "P" mint mark appearing under magnification as proof it was struck at the Perth Mint
  • Each coin will arrive encapsulated in stunning uncirculated condition in a protective collectors pouch
  • Guaranteed by the Perth Mint

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