Australia’s largest bird of prey, the majestic Wedge-Tailed Eagle, is immortalised on this 1oz silver proof coin.
Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
The Perth Mint commissioned American sculptor and engraver, John M Mercanti, the twelfth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, to create the 2014 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle design.
The silver coin’s reverse depicts an impressive Wedge-Tailed Eagle in mid-flight as it prepares to land on a tree branch. The design also includes the inscription AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE, the 2014 year-date and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
The coin is issued as Australian legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965 and features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination on the obverse.
The Perth Mint will issue no more than 10,000 of these Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 2014 1oz Silver Proof High Relief Coins.
The coin is housed in a grey presentation case with a themed, customised shipper and is accompanied by a numbered