The Majesty and wonder of the Emu in the Sky constellation is captured in the art of Wiradjuri artist Scott Towney on this stunning silver uncirculated coin.
The Constellation is a silhouette traced by the dark spaces in the milky way, stretching from the Southern Cross to Sagittarius.
Australian Aboriginal culture dates back more than 65,000 years and is considered the oldest civilisation in the world. Indigenous Australian are believed to be the first astronomers. For tens of thousands of years, the stars have been their maps, weather predictors, calendars, timekeepers and lent a backdrop to important storytelling.
Across the country, there are different stories about the emu constellation.
The orientation of the emu constellation changes throughout the year. sometimes the emu appears to be running or sitting. This helped some tribes know whether it was emu hunting or egg collecting time.
The coin is limited to only 5,000 and comes with a display case and a numbered certificate of Authenticity.