Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 2022

1oz Gold Proof Ultra High Relief Coin

The dramatic close-up portrait of Australia’s largest bird of prey on this spectacular 1oz gold coin is struck in ultra high relief – a minting technique offering the ultimate three-dimensional impression of a coin design.

Key features:

  • Proof quality 99.99% pure gold
  • Seventh design by John M. Mercanti
  • Ultra high relief design

Product Information

 

Mintage 500
SKU 22L91AAA
Barcode 9327025048703

Soaring eagle

Named for its long, distinctively shaped tail, the Australian wedge-tailed eagle has a wingspan of more than 2.5 metres. With the ability to fly tirelessly for many hours, it’s known to reach altitudes of 2,000 metres and beyond on thermal air currents rising from Australia’s sun-baked terrain.

Ultra high relief design

The seventh design prepared by eminent US numismatic sculptor John M. Mercanti portrays the head of a wedge-tailed eagle. Standing especially proud of the coin’s table, the artistry highlights the bird’s superbly effective eyes, which allow it to pinpoint prey from a great height, and a large hooked beak. Also included on the coin’s reverse is The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

Deluxe Packaging

Accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity, the coin is housed in a deluxe timber display case within a themed, customised shipper.

Specifications

Year Date 2022
Metal Gold
Gold Content (Troy oz) 1.000
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 100.00
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.107
Maximum Diameter (mm) 27.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 5.00
Finish Proof, Ultra High Relief
Legal Tender Australia
Effigy Jody Clark design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Designer John M. Mercanti

 

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