Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle

2021 10oz Silver Reverse Proof

Ultra High Relief Coin

Crafted from 10oz of pure silver, this Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle coin takes Perth Mint's already magnificent series to a new level with its stunning ultra high relief strike.

Key Features:

  • 99.99% pure silver
  • Superb ultra high relief strike 
  • Reverse proof finish
  • Australian legal tender
  • Limited mintage – 500

Spectacular Australian bird 

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

Ultra high relief design

Portraying the powerful predator with a snake in its talons, the coin is struck to our latest ultra high relief specification - a technique offering an even greater three-dimensional aspect to the design. As a reverse proof, the polished bird motif stands especially proud of the coin’s delicately frosted, concave-shaped table. The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark also appears on the reverse.

Presentation packaging

Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, the coin is housed in a classic grey leatherette case and an illustrated shipper.

Technical Specifications

Year Date 2021
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) 12.90
Maximum Mintage 500
Finish  Reverse proof, ultra high relief 
Legal Tender Australian legal tender
Effigy Jody Clark design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Designer John M. Mercanti

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