RAM MAKES THE EMU THE STAR WITH ITS ROAD SIGN SERIES
The last of the three Australian Road Sign coins has appeared for sale, and after the 2013 Kangaroo and the 2014 Koala the series rounds out with another iconic Aussie animal, the Emu. There seems to have been a change to the size of the series, as last year the Royal Australian Mint claimed the Koala was the second of five entrants. Now the Emu is the last of three. Not selling as well as expected, perhaps, or simply a typo last year, it’s a little disappointing as we’re fans of these coins. We were quite looking forward to a Platypus or maybe one of the myriad things that walk, crawl, slither or swim across Oz and inflict death and agony upon anyone unfortunate enough to bump into them…
The coin will be available in three main variants, one-ounce gold, and one and five ounce silver. In addition, a five ounce and one kilo gold coin can be made to order, as well as a one-kilo silver. All feature a frosted, uncirculated finish which has looked great on previous entrants in the series. If you want one of the bigger coins you’ll need to call the mint on 1300652020.
The third and final coin from the Australian Road Sign Series continues to combine Australia’s unique wildlife and precious metals with the Mint’s high quality frosted uncirculated standard, contributing to its international and domestic success.
Following the popular kangaroo and koala releases, this edition features Australia’s iconic native bird, the emu, which stands proudly on the Commonwealth Coat of Arms. The emu (Dromaius novaehollondiae) is a uniquely Australian creature, characterised by its long neck and legs, shaggy grey-brown feathers, blue-tinged head and neck and bounce in its step.
All coins are available to order now, with the 1oz silver selling for $80 AUD ($72.23 for outside Australia), the 5oz silver for $320.00 ($290.91) and the gold for $2275.00 ($2068.18). Orders start to ship from the 30 January.
UPDATE: Downies have the 5oz gold and the one-kilo silver for sale at $11,450 and $1,695 AUD respectively.
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