Featuring the 2016 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle design by American sculptor and engraver, John M. Mercanti, this 1oz gold coin is struck in brilliant high relief.
Found throughout mainland Australia, Tasmania and southern New Guinea, the Wedge-tailed Eagle has a wingspan of up to 2.7 metres, and displays a long, wedge-shaped tail and feathered legs.
Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality.
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 2016 year-date and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination on the coin’s obverse.
The Perth Mint will issue no more than 1,000 of the 2016 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 1oz Gold Proof High Relief Coin.
Each coin is housed in a prestigious wooden lid display case with a themed shipper and is also accompanied by a numbered Certificate.