One of the new raft of limited run nature-themed bullion coins to come from the Perth Mint over the last couple of years, the Australian Emu today sees the release of the third design in as many years. Like the iconic Kookaburaa and Koala bullion ranges that have been around for decades, this series focuses on a single creature and depicts it with a new design every year.
The Emu is another of those unusual creatures that seem, ironically, to be the norm in Australia, so a perfect subject for a Perth Mint bullion series. Today sees the launch of the 1oz gold bullion and the 1oz silver proof variants, with the most popular format – the 1oz silver bullion – coming next month.
Another neat design and one that is typical Perth Mint. Collectors of their longer-running series will find this one fits right in with the general aesthetic. The artist, Natasha Muhl, is a Perth Mint regular. A pair of Emus again, just like the 2019 issue, but one of the birds is depicted resting. As before, there’s plenty of habitat, so the birds aren’t simply floating in mid-air like on some other coins. We like it and it fits in with the series very well. You can see both prior releases further down. The obverse employs the newer Jody Clark effigy.
The 1oz gold bullion coin has a 5,000 mintage and is sold encapsulated. The silver proof coin, which we believe has a 3,000 mintage, comes presented in one of the mints excellent acrylic-lidded display boxes with an enclosed Certificate of Authenticity. As before, this one is exclusively distributed by Metal Market EU, although you should see the coins appear at a few other dealers as time passes. The evry popular silver bullion coin is due to drop on o1 July and we’ll take a quick look at that one then.