Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2018 5oz Gold Proof High Relief Coin

Portraying master engraver John M. Mercanti’s third impression of the Australian wedge-tailed eagle, this spectacular high relief coin is struck in proof quality from 5oz of 99.99% pure gold.

Key features:

  • Proof quality 99.99% pure gold
  • Masterful John M. Mercanti design
  • Australian legal tender
Mintage 75


Masterful John M. Mercanti design

A master of avian design, John M. Mercanti takes a touching look at the life-cycle of Australia’s largest bird of prey for his third design in this majestic series.

The exceptional coin portrays a mother wedge-tailed eagle tenderly looking down on her chick. A protective male bird is portrayed hovering above them with its magnificent wings fully extended.

High relief strike

An extra thick blank and deeply engraved dies are required to press this special kind of release. The finished coin features a slightly concave table with an appreciably raised relief showcasing the design in spectacular style.

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Presentation packaging 

Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, each coin is housed in a prestigious wooden display case within a themed shipper.



Year 2018
Metal Gold
Gold Content (Troy oz) 5.000
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 500.00
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 155.533
Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.65
Maximum Thickness (mm) 10.50
Maximum Mintage 75
Finish Proof, High Relief
Legal Tender Australian
Effigy Ian Rank-Broadley design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Designer John M. Mercanti

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