Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle

2020 1.5oz Bi-Metal Proof Coin

 

Depicting master engraver John M. Mercanti’s fifth Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle design for The Perth Mint, this stunning bi-metal coin comprises 3/4oz of pure gold and 3/4oz of pure platinum. Like its popular predecessors, it’s likely to sell out in a short space of time.
Key features:

  • Proof quality 99.99% pure gold
  • Proof quality 99.95% pure platinum
  • Fifth design by John M. Mercanti
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Extremely limited mintage – 150
  • Previous release sold out

The Wedge-tailed Eagle series portrays intimate studies of Australia’s largest bird of prey. Each carefully considered design from the former Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, John M. Mercanti, reveals more about the life and habits of this powerful, majestic bird that can be seen across the continent in coastal, desert and alpine habitats.

Swooping Eagle Design

The coin’s design presents a close encounter with a magnificent wedge-tailed eagle as it swoops on outstretched wings with talons ready to snatch its prey. The reverse also includes the inscription AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

Deluxe Presentation Case

Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, the coin is housed in a deluxe timber display case and gold foiled box shipper.

 

Technical Specifications

Year Date 2020
Gold Content (Troy oz) 0.75
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Platinum Content (Troy oz) 0.75
Fineness (% purity) 99.95
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 150
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 46.67
Maximum Diameter (mm) 36.50
Maximum Thickness (mm) 3.52
Maximum Mintage 150
Legal Tender Australian Legal Tender
Effigy Jody Clark effigy of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Designer John M. Mercanti

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