Winged Victory 2021

1oz Silver Proof

High Relief Coin

Featuring a supremely detailed design by internationally renowned coin engraver John M. Mercanti, this extraordinary high relief silver coin celebrates Nike, the Greek mythological goddess of victory.


Key Features:

  • Proof quality 99.99% pure silver
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Stunning high relief design by John M. Mercanti
  • Limited mintage – 3,000
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • Beautifully illustrated presentation packaging


  • Item Code 21I17AAA
  • Barcode 9327025044941
  • Release Date 1 September 2020

In Greek mythology, Nike was invited to live on Mount Olympus by Zeus, the king of the gods, as a reward for being his charioteer during the Titan War. Guiding Zeus’s horses through the battlefields, she is said to have bestowed fame and glory in the form of laurel wreaths on his victorious army. Since classical times, artists have often portrayed Nike as a winged figure symbolising victory in both war and peaceful competition.

In Australia, she was the inspiration for Gilbert Doble’s Winged Victory, created for the top of the Marrickville Soldiers’ Memorial unveiled in Sydney after World War I. Having suffered considerably from the elements, the elegant copper statue was restored and permanently transferred to the Australian War Memorial in Canberra in 2013 as an object of national significance. 

Stunning High Relief Design

This extraordinary 1oz silver high relief coin features an innovative new design from renowned American coin engraver John M. Mercanti. The Winged Victory coin’s reverse portrays an Art Deco style interpretation of Nike. Her muscular figure, symbolising strength, is seen kneeling as she honours an unseen hero with a victory laurel in the palm of her right hand. She holds a sword in a non-threatening position low on her left side as a gesture of respect. In a magnificent design flourish, Nike’s figure is enveloped in a beautifully symmetrical representation of her feathered wings. As well as the inscription WINGED VICTORY, the reverse also incorporates The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark. The coin’s obverse depicts the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2021 year-date, the weight and fineness and the monetary denomination.

Classic Display Case

Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, this limited collectable is housed in a classic display case and illustrated shipper.

About the Designer

The 12th Chief Engraver of the US Mint, John Mercanti is a renowned American sculptor and engraver and is responsible for more coin and medal designs than any other employee in the organisation’s history. 


Technical Specifications

Year Date 2021
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
Maximum Mintage 3,000
Legal Tender Australian Legal Tender
Effigy Jody Clark effigy of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Designer John M. Mercanti

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