2021 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1 oz Silver Enhanced Reverse Proof High Relief Perth Mint Presentation Case & COA
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Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle
2021 1oz Silver Enhanced Reverse Proof
High Relief Coin
Depicting master engraver John M. Mercanti’s sixth Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle design for The Perth Mint in a brand-new coin classification, this exceptionally detailed 1oz features Perth Mint's new enhanced reverse proof quality finish, showcasing a raised relief and a range of subtle finish variations.
- 99.99% pure silver
- Sixth Wedge-tailed Eagle design by John M. Mercanti
- Enhanced reverse proof quality - Perth Mint First
- Australian Legal Tender
- Limited mintage – 5,000
- Item Code 21I84AAA
- Barcode 9327025045450
- Release Date 29 January 2021
Named for its long, distinctively shaped tail, the wedge-tailed eagle is Australia’s largest bird of prey 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 and favours lightly wooded country offering ready access to prey including rabbits, hares, lizards, snakes and other birds. The Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2021 1oz Silver Reverse Proof High Relief Coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 99.99% pure silver and issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. No more than 5,000 of these coins will be released worldwide.
Hunting Eagle Design
This 2021 coin’s dramatic image of a swooping wedge-tailed eagle with a snake in its talons is struck in high relief on a frosted table. As eagle-eyed collectors will observe, the bright finishes on the bird and snake 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.
The result of painstaking surface treatments, the visually appealing style represents a new coin genre from The Perth Mint.
Renowned sculptor and engraver John M. Mercanti, the 12th Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint. Mercanti also created the reverse design of the American Silver Eagle bullion coin and has produced more coin and medal designs than any other employee in the history of the U.S. Mint.
Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, the coin is housed in a display case within a themed, customised shipper.
Technical Design & Specifications
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.
|Silver Content (Troy oz)||1|
|Monetary Denomination (AUD)||1|
|Fineness (% purity)||99.99|
|Minimum Gross Weight (g)||31.107|
|Maximum Diameter (mm)||32.60|
|Maximum Thickness (mm)||6.10|
|Legal Tender||Australian Legal Tender|
|Effigy||Jody Clark design of H.M Queen Elizabeth II|
|Designer||John M. Mercanti|
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