AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE

2022 5oz SILVER PROOF

ULTRA HIGH RELIEF COIN

This majestic Wedge-tailed Eagle silver coin, featuring artistry prepared exclusively for The Perth Mint by renowned US designer John M. Mercanti, showcases their ultra high relief strike, a coining technique that offers an even greater three-dimensional aspect to the coin’s reverse design.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Australian legal tender
  • 99.99% pure silver
  • Stunning ultra high relief design – seventh design by John M. Mercanti
  • Limited mintage – 1,000
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • Beautifully illustrated presentation packaging

PRODUCT INFORMATION:

  • Item Code 22M86DAA
  • Barcode 9327025051888
  • Maximum Mintage 1,000
  • Release Date 1 March 2022

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.

The Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2022 5oz Silver Proof Ultra 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 1,000 of these coins will be released worldwide.

DESIGN

The coin’s ultra high relief reverse 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. 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 2022 year-date.

The coin’s obverse depicts the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.

TECHNICAL NOTES

The coin’s ultra-high relief reverse is minted on a deeply concaved surface to ensure the optimum flow of metal is achieved by the strike of the die.

ABOUT THE DESIGNER

This is the seventh wedge-tailed eagle design for The Perth Mint by 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.

PRESENTATION

This coin is housed in a classic grey display case within a themed shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Year Date 2022
Silver Content (Troy oz) 5
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 8
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 155.533
Maximum Diameter (mm) 50.90
Maximum Thickness (mm) 11.85
Maximum Mintage 1,000
Legal Tender Australian Legal Tender
Effigy Jody Clark design of H.M Queen Elizabeth II
Designer John M. Mercanti

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