Dating back more than 65,000 years, the Indigenous Australian culture used the stars in the skies as maps, weather predictors, calendars & timekeepers, and, of course, as the basis of many of their traditional stories. The Emu in the Sky, a constellation defined by the dark spaces in the Milky Way, was one such tool for ancient cultures. Changing throughout the year, it helped some to define whether it was Emu hunting season, or egg collecting season! The first in a new “Star Dreaming” series from the Royal Australian Mint, the Emu in the Sky coin was designed by Wiradjuri artist, Scott Towney, and features a full colour design struck in half-ounce, 99.9% pure silver. Limited mintage just 5,000.