1oz Silver proof High-Relief coin
This highly collectible 1oz 99.9% pure silver high-relief Wedge-Tailed Eagle proof coin is limited to a maximum mintage of just 20,000 worldwide.Read more
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The Wedge-Tailed Eagle is Australia’s largest bird of prey and one of the biggest eagles in the world. Found throughout mainland Australia, Tasmania and southern New Guinea, the Wedge-Tailed Eagle has a wingspan of up to 2.7 metres, and displays a long, wedge-shaped tail and feathered legs.
This majestic bird is known to soar through the sky for hours on end, frequently reaching altitudes of up to 2,000 metres. In the heat of the day, the eagle makes use of hot thermal air currents that drift up from the ground to reach these dizzying heights, whilst expending little energy.
The Wedge-Tailed Eagle can be found from sea level areas to alpine regions, though they favour forested land and open country, to rainforests and coastal heaths. They can often be seen perched in trees and on rocks and cliffs, from where they have a clear view of their surroundings, enabling them to defend their territory and identify prey.
The coin’s reverse depicts an impressive Wedge-Tailed Eagle perched on a tree branch. The design also includes the inscription AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE, the 2016 year-date and traditional P’ mintmark.
The Perth Mint commissioned American sculptor and engraver, John M. Mercanti, the 12th chief engraver of the U.S. Mint. John Mercanti created the reverse design of the American Silver Eagle bullion coin and has produced more coin and medal designs than any other employee in the history of the U.S. Mint.
This coin is housed in a grey presentation case with a themed, customised shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
- Mint: The Perth Mint
- Issue date: 5 April 2016
- Metal: 99.9% silver
- Finish: Proof
- Denominations: $1
- Mintage: 20,000
- Minimum weight: 31.135g
- Maximum diameter: 32.6mm
- Maximum thickness: 6mm
- Designer: John M. Mercanti