One of the biggest eagles in the world, the Wedge-Tailed Eagle, is captured in stunning high relief on this impressive 5oz silver proof coin.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 5oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
Spectacular John M Mercanti High Relief Design
The Perth Mint commissioned highly revered American sculptor and engraver, John M Mercanti, the 12th 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.
The coin’s high relief reverse and obverse are minted on concave surfaces to ensure the optimum flow of metal is achieved by the strike of the die.
Australian Legal Tender
Each 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 5,000 of the Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 2014 5oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin.
Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificate
Each coin is housed in a grey presentation case with a themed, customised shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.