Australia’s largest bird of prey, the majestic Wedge-tailed Eagle, is immortalised on this stunning 2oz gold proof coin.
Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 2oz of 99.99% pure gold 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.
Each 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.
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 and the monetary denomination on the obverse.
The Perth Mint will issue no more than 1,000 of the Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2014 2oz Gold Proof High Relief Coin.
This coin is housed in a grey presentation case with a themed, shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.