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Emu

1991

This Emu 1991 Two Hundred Dollar Pride of Australia Gold coin is the third of six coins in the Pride of Australia wildlife series. The other coins in the series are Frilled Neck Lizard (1989), Platypus (1990), Echidna (1992), Squirrel Glider (1993) and the Tasmanian Devil (1994). The reverse was designed by Horst Hahne and features an Emu in its natural habitat. It contains the legend "PRIDE OF AUSTRALIA TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS". The obverse displays Raphael Maklouf's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, right facing, crowned with necklace and earrings. Around this portrait is the legend "ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1991".

The Emu, along with the Kangaroo, are widely accepted as symbols of Australia and are represented on the Australia coat of arms. They are also two of the first animals that spring to mind when the rest of the world thinks about Australia. There has never been an official motto or faunal emblem. The Emu can run very fast. It has been recorded at speeds of up to 50 kilometres per hour. Their diet consists of insects, berries, flowers and seeds. The early life of an Emu is quite precarious as there are many predators looking for a meal.(Australian Museum, 2017) Lizards will seek out the eggs if the father doesn't sit on them. He will do this for up to eight weeks without any food or drinks. After they hatch they can be taken by eagles and dingos. If they survive this period, they can grow up to six feet tall and weigh up to 45 kgs. They have a life expectancy of about ten years.

The inscription around the inner edge of the coinThe heads side of the coinAustralian Museum, 2017

 MintageAU50AU55AU58MS64MS65MS66MS67MS68MS691991 6,879          MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAM1991 Proof9,560      Values are in AUD and are retail price estimations based on past sales of coins certified by PCGS or NGC and as such values only related to such graded coins. Uncertified coins or coins graded by other services would likely be worth significantly less. For wholesale pricing please refer to the Red Sheet. While all attempts to ensure accurate pricing, data entry errors can occur and as such no warranty is expressed or implied as to the accuracy of any information published on this website. It is important to verify all published sales to ensure the accuracy of the pricing when making any purchase decision. Any personal information provided to us is protected by the Privacy Act 1988.