Australia’s largest bird of prey, the majestic Wedge-tailed Eagle, is known to soar through the sky for hours on end, frequently reaching altitudes of up to 2,000 metres. In the heat of the day, the eagle makes use of hot thermal air currents that drift up from the ground to reach these dizzying heights, whilst expending little energy.
Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold
Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality.
Spectacular John M Mercanti Reverse Design
The Perth Mint commissioned American sculptor and engraver, John M Mercanti, the 12th Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, to create the 2015 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 2015 year-date and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
Australian Legal Tender
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 2015 1oz Gold Proof High Relief Coin.
Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificate
Each coin is housed in a classic Perth Mint presentation case within a themed, customised shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.