The majesty and wonder of the Emu in Sky constellation is captured in the art of Wiradjuri artist Scott Towney on this stunning uncirculated coin. The constellation is a silhouette traced by the dark spaces in the Milky Way, stretching from the Southern Cross to Sagittarius.
Across the country there are different stories about the emu constellation. In the Northern Territory one tale tells of a blind man banishing the spirit of the emu to the sky after his wife died trying to collect eggs. In the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park near Sydney there is an Aboriginal engraving that appears to match the Emu in the Sky constellation.
With a mintage of 5000, this 1/2oz silver frosted uncirculated one dollar coin features artwork by Wiradjuri artist Scott Towney.