Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle

2021 1oz Platinum

Reverse Proof High Relief Coin

Sculpted for The Perth Mint by renowned US engraver John M. Mercanti, this magnificent Wedge-tailed Eagle 1oz coin is The Perth Mint’s first ever platinum release to be struck in high relief.

Key Features:

  • 99.95% pure platinum
  • Sixth design by John M. Mercanti
  • First platinum high relief coin
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • 99.95% pure platinum
  • Sixth design by John M. Mercanti
  • Limited mintage – 350

The subject of John M. Mercanti’s outstanding coin artistry since 2014, the wedge-tailed eagle is Australia’s largest bird of prey. Observed throughout mainland Australia and the island state of Tasmania, it favours lightly wooded country offering ready access to prey including rabbits, hares, lizards, snakes and other birds.

Hunting Eagle Design

The coin portrays a dramatic image of a swooping wedge-tailed eagle with a snake in its talons. The bird’s shiny high relief impression stands proud of the delicately frosted, concave surface of the coin table. Also included on the reverse is The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

Presentation Packaging

Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, the coin is housed in a timber display case within a themed shipper.

Technical Specifications

Year Date 2021
Platinum Content (Troy oz) 1
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 100
Fineness (% purity) 99.95
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.119
Maximum Diameter (mm) 27.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 5.50
Maximum Mintage 350
Legal Tender Australian Legal Tender
Effigy Jody Clark design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Designer John M. Mercanti

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