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Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2018 1oz Gold Proof High Relief Coin
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. Struck in 1oz of pure gold this beautiful high relief coin is the third Wedge-tailed eagle design by John M Mercanti for The Perth Mint.
- Proof quality 99.99% pure gold
- John M. Mercanti design
- Australian legal tender
Australia wedge-tailed eagle
At the centre of this beautifully composed design, a female wedge-tailed eagle with meticulously observed plumage is seen stooping towards her offspring with maternal concern.
Her airborne mate, with his powerful wings fully extended, shows off the distinctive wedge-shaped tail from which the species takes its name.
John M. Mercanti design
The highly renowned former chief engraver of the U.S. Mint John M. Mercanti explores the relationships between a chick and its parents in his latest design for The Perth Mint’s Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle coin series.
This coin is housed in a timber Perth Mint presentation case within a themed, shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
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