This majestic bird 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 99.95% Pure Platinum
Each coin is struck from 1oz of 99.95% pure platinum in proof quality.
Design by Revered Sculptor John M. Mercanti
The 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
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin's obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.
The Perth Mint will issue no more than 500 of the Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2015 1oz Platinum Proof Coin.
Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificate
The coin is presented in a classic display case within an illustrated shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.