In his latest design for The Perth Mint’s Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle coin series, renowned engraver John M. Mercanti explores the relationships between a chick and its parents.
Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Silver
The coin is struck from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver.
John M. Mercanti Design
The beautifully composed new portrayal features meticulously observed plumage, including the wedge-tailed eagle’s characteristic tail and magnificent wingspan, all depicted in splendid high relief. The former Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint John M. Mercanti captures the intimate bond between mother and eaglet while a protective male hovers in the sky overhead.
Seen stooping towards her offspring in a stance that conveys natural concern, the female wedge-tailed eagle makes a wonderful centrepiece to the design with meticulously observed plumage. Her airborne mate, with his powerful wings fully extended, shows off the distinctive wedge-shaped tail from which the species takes its name.
High Relief Finish
The depth and detail of the design has been enhanced by its high relief finish. The Perth Mint’s proof quality high relief strike is renowned throughout the world for its superb clarity and the additional detail it portrays.
Australian Legal Tender
Each coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965 and features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2018 year-date and the monetary denomination on its obverse.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 10,000 of the 2018 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 1oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin.
Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificate
This coin is housed in a classic grey Perth Mint presentation case within a themed, customised shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.