2021 1 oz Australia Wedge-tailed Eagle.9999 Gold Enhanced Reverse Proof High Relief Coin

 
Item No.
L107494

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Depicting master engraver John M. Mercanti’s sixth Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle design for The Perth Mintin a brand-new coin classification, this exceptionally detailed 1oz enhanced reverse proof’ gold coin 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 ofprey 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 2021oz Gold Enhance Reverse Proof High Relief Coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 99.99% pure gold and issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.No more than 500of 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.


TECHNICAL NOTES
The coin’s high relief reverse and obverse are minted on concave surfaces to ensure the optimum flow of metal is achieved by the strike of the die. A variety of surface treatments have been applied to specific elements of the coin’s reverse design to create the impressive enhanced reverse proof finish. The coin's obverse has been struck in The Perth Mint’s traditional high relief finish.

KEY SELLING POINTS
• The Perth Mint’s first coin of this kind
• Australian legal tender
• 99.99% pure gold
• Stunning reverse proof high relief design –sixth design by John M. Mercanti
• Enhanced finishes to tail
• Limited mintage – 500
• Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
• Beautifully illustrated presentation packaging

 

More Information
Year 2021
Metal Content Gold
Denomination $ 100
Purity 9999
Condition Proof
Country Australia
Manufacturer The Perth Mint
Mintage 500
Diameter (mm) 27.6
Thickness (mm) 5
Series Australian Wedge Tailed Eagle
Box & Certificate Yes