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Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2017 5oz Gold High Relief Coin
This flawlessly struck 5oz gold proof in brilliant high relief coin showcases a remarkably detailed depiction of Australia's largest bird of prey and one of the biggest eagles in the world.
- Proof quality 99.99% pure gold
- High relief strike
- Australian legal tender
- Designed by John M. Mercanti
The wedge-tailed eagle is Australia’s largest bird of prey and one of the biggest eagles in the world. 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.
Majestic bird design
Former chief engraver of the US Mint and master of avian design John M. Mercanti depicts the impressive Australian wedge-tailed eagle perching on a tree branch. The extraordinary detail of a high relief strike portrays Australia’s largest bird of prey with outstanding clarity. The design also includes the inscription AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE, the 2017 year-date and The Perth Mint's 'P' mintmark.
Presentation packaging and numbered certificate
The coin is housed in a prestigious wooden display case with a themed, customised shipper and is accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity.
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