An emu features on the latest of the Royal Australian Mint’s Mini Money series of limited production gold investment coins displaying Australian native animals
The reverse shows the image of Queen Elizabeth II
These are affordable $5 denomination half gram frosted uncirculated pure gold coins displayed in a simple capsule
Among our distinctive wildlife, the Emu is perhaps second only to the kangaroo as most recognisably Australian, found across much of the country and displayed on the historic Coat of Arms. A majestic Emu features on the Royal Australian Mint’s new 2023 $5 half gram coin, the third of the Mini Money series of collectable and investment gold coins History and significance: Towering to nearly two metres, Australia’s flightless bird, the Emu, ranks in size second only to the African Ostrich. Emus – depicted on the Royal Australian Mint’s new Mini Money $5 half gram gold coin – are also second only to Kangaroos and maybe Koalas as most recognisable of Australia’s distinctive wildlife. Indigenous people dined on Emus and their eggs. Emus are found across Australia but are less common along the populated East Coast. Their relationship with farmers hasn’t always been congenial and in 1932, wheat growers in Western Australia called in the Army to deal with Emu mobs threatening their crops. Soldiers armed with machine-guns inflicted not that many casualties in what is now referred to as the Emu War.
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Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Coin Year: 2023
Coin Finish: Proof