2021 5oz Australia Wedge-Tailed Eagle .9999 Silver Enhanced Reverse Proof High Relief Coin

 
Item No.
L107685

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Depicting master engraver John M. Mercanti’s sixthAustralian Wedge-tailed Eagle design for The Perth Mintin a brand-new coin classification, this exceptionally detailed 5oz enhanced reverse proofsilvercoin showcases an appreciably raised relief and a range of subtle finish variations.Named for its long, distinctively shaped tail, 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 Papua New Guinea, the bird has an impressive wingspan of up to 2.7 metres.The Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2025oz Silver Enhanced Reverse Proof High Relief Coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 99.99% pure silverand issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. No more than 1,000 of these coins will be released worldwide.

 

DESIGN

Sculpted for The Perth Mint by the renowned US engraver, John M. Mercanti, the coin’s high relief reverse depicts a swooping wedge-tailed eagle with a snake in its talons.The bright finishes on these motifs are enhanced with a range of subtle variations.

As well as the inscription AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ Mintmark, the reverse also includes the coin’s weight, fineness and its 2021 year-date.The coin’s obverse depicts the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.

 

KEY SELLING POINTS

Australian legal tender99.99% pure silver

Stunning reverse proof high relief design sixth design by John M. Mercanti

Enhanced finishes to tail

Limited mintage 1,000

Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

Beautifully illustrated presentation packaging

More Information
Year 2021
Metal Content Silver
Denomination $ 8
Purity 9999
Condition Proof
Country Australia
Manufacturer The Perth Mint
Mintage 1,000
Diameter (mm) 50.9
Series AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE
Box & Certificate Yes