This extraordinary 2oz silver proof high relief gilded coin showcases an Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle.


  • Australian legal tender
  • Proof quality 99.99% pure silver
  • Stunning incused design - eighth design by John M. Mercanti
  • 24-carat gold gilding
  • Limited mintage - 2,000
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • Beautifully illustrated presentation packaging


  • Item Code                23R79AAA
  • Barcode                   9327025055411
  • Maximum Mintage 2,000
  • Release Date           1 August 2023

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. With an impressive wingspan of up to 2.5 metres, it can also be recognised from its long, powerful legs which are feathered all the way to its feet.

Wedge-tailed eagles can be observed across mainland Australia and Tasmania in a variety of habitats from coastal to alpine regions. The birds favour lightly wooded country offering favourable nesting sites from which they have a clear view of their territory and ready access to prey including reptiles and small mammals.

Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 2oz of 99.99% pure silver in proof quality and is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.

The Perth Mint will release no more than 2,000 of the Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2023 2oz Silver Proof High Relief Gilded Coin.


The coin’s design portrays a wedge-tailed eagle with outstretched wings standing on a branch. Together with the coin’s rims and serrated edge, the bird is gilded in 24-carat gold. Also in the design is the inscription AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE, The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, and the coin’s weight, fineness and 2023 year-date.

The coin’s obverse portrays The Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse, featuring the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II supplemented with the dates of her reign, and the coin’s monetary denomination.


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


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) 7.28
Maximum Mintage 2,000
Designer John M. Mercanti


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