Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle

2020 5oz Silver Proof Incused

High Relief Coin

*** Already Sold Out at the Perth Mint ***

The Perth Mint continues its association with one of the world’s foremost coin designers, John M. Mercanti, who has now sculpted five portrayals for the sought-after Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle Series.

Key Features:

  • Proof quality 99.99% pure silver
  • Fifth John M. Mercanti design
  • Incused reverse artistry
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Extremely Limited mintage – 1,000

With a wingspan in excess of two metres, the Wedge-tailed Eagle is Australia’s largest bird of prey. Easily identified by its long, distinctively shaped tail, the magnificent raptor is seen throughout Australia, from coastal plains to forests and alpine regions.

Incused Reverse Artistry

Portraying the Wedge-tailed Eagle swooping towards its prey, the coin’s reverse impression exemplifies the bird’s savage grace. Depicting its plumage in stunning detail, the high relief portrayal is ‘incused’ (or recessed below the coin table) - an interesting variation sure to fascinate collectors.

As well as the inscription AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE, the reverse includes the coin’s weight and purity, its 2020 year-date and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

Leatherette Presentation Case

This coin is housed in a Perth Mint leatherette case which comes in a themed shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

 

Technical Specifications

Year Date 2020
Silver Content (Troy oz) 5
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 8
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 155.533
Maximum Diameter (mm) 50.90
Maximum Thickness (mm) 11.85
Maximum Mintage 1,000
Legal Tender Australian Legal Tender
Effigy Jody Clark design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Designer John M. Mercanti

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