The Genyornis is a giant extinct bird that was part of a range of megafaunal creatures, which inhabited Australia during the Pleistocene period.
This incredible flightless bird was heavily built, standing more than two metres tall, with massive hind legs, tiny wings and hoof-like toes.
Fossils of Genyornis have been found in association with human artefacts, including cave paintings and carved footprints, suggesting human co-existence.
The coin’s reverse depicts a Genyornis set against a coloured background
This coin is housed in The Perth Mint’s grey presentation case with a themed shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.