AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE 2017
5oz SILVER HIGH RELIEF COIN
 
 
99.99% pure silver
John M. Mercanti design
Australian legal tender
Limited mintage – 2,000
Presentation packaging
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
 
This beautiful silver high relief coin celebrates one of Australia’s most incredible birds of prey, the majestic wedge-tailed eagle.
 
Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 5oz of 99.99% pure silver in proof quality and issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
 
The Perth Mint will issue no more than 2,000 of the Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2017 5oz Silver High Relief Coin.
 
DESIGN
The coin’s reverse depicts an impressive wedge-tailed eagle perching on a tree branch. The design also includes the inscription AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE, the 2017 year-date and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
 
The coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.
 
The coin’s high relief reverse and obverse are minted on concave surfaces to ensure the optimum flow of metal is achieved by the strike of the die.
 
For this design, The Perth Mint commissioned American sculptor and engraver, John M. Mercanti, the 12th Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint. John Mercanti 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
Each coin is housed in a classic grey display case within an illustrated shipper and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

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