Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle

2020 10oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin

Depicting master engraver John M. Mercanti’s fifth Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle design for The Perth Mint, this magnificent 10oz silver proof coin reveals the true extent of his outstanding avian illustration skills thanks to its high definition strike.
Key features:

  • Proof quality 99.99% pure silver
  • Fifth design by John M. Mercanti
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Extremely limited mintage – 500

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 high relief portrayal 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.

Classic Presentation Case

Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, the coin is housed in a classic display case and embossed box shipper.


Technical Specifications

Year Date 2020
Silver Content (Troy oz) 10
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 10
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 311.066
Maximum Diameter (mm) 66.10
Maximum Thickness (mm) 13.90
Maximum Mintage 500
Legal Tender Australian Legal Tender
Effigy Jody Clark effigy of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Designer John M. Mercanti

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