The Perth Mint is delighted to present this incredible bi-metal coin featuring one of John M. Mercanti’s original designs in pure gold and silver.
Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold and 99.9% Pure Silver
Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz of 99.99% pure gold and 1/2oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
John M. Mercanti Design
The coin’s pure gold centrepiece depicts an impressive Wedge-tailed Eagle perching on a tree branch. The pure silver border includes the inscription AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE, the 2016 year-date and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
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.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, each coin depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination on its obverse.
The Perth Mint will issue no more than 750 of the 2016 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle Bi-metal Coin.
Beautiful Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificate
The coin is presented in a prestigious wooden display case with a themed, customised shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.