Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle

2021 2oz Silver Reverse Proof

Ultra High Relief Piedfort Coin

Sculpted for The Perth Mint by renowned US engraver John M. Mercanti, this 2oz pure silver piedfort coin portrays Australia’s wedge-tailed eagle in ultra high relief. An evolution of the high relief concept, the new coining technique offers an even greater three-dimensional aspect to the design.

Key Features:

  • 99.99% pure silver
  • Sixth design by John M. Mercanti
  • The Perth Mint’s first ultra high relief
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Sixth design by John M. Mercanti
  • Limited mintage – 2,500


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. Representing a first from The Perth Mint, the bird’s shiny ultra high relief artistry stands especially proud of the coin’s delicately frosted, concave table. Also included on the reverse is The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

Display Case

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


Technical Specifications

Year Date 2021
Silver Content (Troy oz) 2
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 2
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 62.213
Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.90
Maximum Thickness (mm) 9.28
Maximum Mintage 2,500
Legal Tender Australian Legal Tender
Effigy Jody Clark design of H.M Queen Elizabeth II
Designer John M. Mercanti

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