2018 1 oz Australia Wedge Tailed Eagle .9999 Silver Proof High Relief Coin NGC PF69UC

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The Fifth Anniversary of a Historic Partnership Heralds a New One-Year-Only Design!

The match of John Mercanti, the most prolific designer in United States Mint history, along with the heralded Australian mint produced the first-ever Wedge-Tailed Eagle design in 2014-- the first time a U.S. Mint chief engraver designed a coin struck by another official world mint.

In 2014 and 2015, the series featured Mercanti's vision of an eagle in flight, ready to land. The next two years displayed a perched eagle with a stoic and majestic gaze. Now, for 2018, the time is due for another new creation -- one that, along with all designs to follow, will be struck for one year and one year only! 

  • THREE EAGLES, ONE MAGNIFICENT DESIGN! -- For this 2018 creation, John Mercanti went back into his archive of unused designs originally submitted to the U.S. Mint. Featuring a baby eaglet being watched carefully by its mother, the father of the family is shown swooping in, ready to come home to the nest. It's the eagle family design that Mercanti has been waiting to create for years, finally realized in this gorgeous proof!
  • BRILLANT CRAFTSMANSHIP IN PHENOMENAL HIGH RELIEF! -- Each coin begins as a hand-selected one-ounce planchet of highly pure 99.99% fine silver. Then, the artisans at the Perth Mint strike each coin multiple times with polished, curved dies. The result is a high relief proof with sharp, frosted details that tower over a deep, concave field gleaming with a mirror-like surface.
  • AUSTRALIAN LEGAL TENDER -- Each 2018 1-oz Silver Wedge-Tailed Eagle High Relief Proof is one dollar Australian legal tender.  All the details are engraved on the obverse along with Ian Rank-Broadley's profile of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The coin's silver content, the year 2018 and the signature "P" mintmark join the wedge-tailed eagle family on the reverse.
  • CERTIFIED NEAR-PERFECT -- Your coin will come certified Proof-69 Ultra Cameo (PF69 UC) by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), a distinction that means your perfectly-graded 2018 1-oz Silver Wedge-Tailed Eagle High Relief Proof will have nearly any imperfections!
  • WITH AN AUTOGRAPHED LABEL! -- In addition, your Silver Wedge-Tailed Eagle Proof will be sonically sealed in an acrylic holder, giving you the best in protection while granting clear sightlines into every beautiful detail. Inside that holder, you'll find another incredible feature -- a label hand-signed by none other than the designer himself, John Mercanti!


More Information
Year 2018
Metal Content Silver
Denomination $1
Purity 9999
Condition Proof
Country Australia
Manufacturer The Perth Mint
Mintage 10,000
Series Australian Wedge Tailed Eagle