Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2018 2oz Silver Proof Piedfort Coin

Renowned coin sculptor and engraver John M. Mercanti's brilliant third wedge-tailed eagle design adorns our first ever proof quality 'piedfort'.

  • Proof quality 99.99% pure silver
  • Designed by John M. Mercanti
  • First proof piedfort coin
  • Australian legal tender
Mintage 3,000
SKU 18C21AAA

Story

Australia’s largest bird of prey 

Meaning ‘heavy weight’, piedforts were originally struck in France during the 12th century for presentation purposes. At twice the weight and thickness of other coins of the same diameter, the historic piedfort is a fittingly impressive canvas for John’s outstanding artistry.

Intimate family portrait

The 40.6mm coin is struck from 2oz of 99.99% pure silver to our renowned proof standard combining a mirror-like polished background with delicately frosted relief.

The coin’s reverse features Australia’s largest bird of prey with a touching family scene of a mother and father tending their new hatchling.

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Presentation packaging 

Accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity, each coin in the mintage is housed in a textured grey display case and beautifully embossed shipper.

Specifications

Specifications

Year 2018
Metal Silver
Silver Content (Troy oz) 2.000
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 200.00
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 62.213
Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 6.42
Maximum Mintage 3,000
Finish Proof, Piedfort
Legal Tender Australian
Effigy Ian Rank-Broadley design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II

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