Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2019 1oz Gold Proof High Relief Coin

Named for its long, distinctively shaped tail, 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 Papua New Guinea, the bird has an impressive wingspan of up to 2.7 metres. The fourth Wedge-tailed Eagle design by renowned US engraver John M. Mercanti shines in this masterfully crafted 1oz gold coin.

Key features:

  • Proof quality 99.99% pure gold
  • Stunning high relief design
  • Australian legal tender
Mintage 500


Wedge-tailed Eagle Series

The highly renowned former chief of the US Mint John M. Mercanti captures Australia’s largest bird of prey in flight in his latest design for The Perth Mint’s Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle Coin Program. One of the biggest raptors in the world, the wedge-tailed eagle is recognisable for its long, distinctively shaped tail and impressive wingspan of up to 2.7 metres. Able to glide tirelessly for hours on end, the magnificent bird frequently reaches altitudes of more than 2,000 metres and has been recorded flying as high as 6,800 metres above the ground.

High relief design

At the centre of this beautifully composed design an impressive wedge-tailed eagle soars with wings fully extended. Stylised rays of sunlight are depicted in the background.

The depth and detail of the design has been enhanced by its high relief finish. The Perth Mint’s proof quality high relief strike is notable for its superb clarity and the additional detail it portrays.

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Presentation packaging and numbered certificate

This coin is housed in a wooden Perth Mint presentation case within a themed shipper and is accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity.



Year 2019
Metal Gold
Gold Content (Troy oz) 1.000
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 100.00
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.107
Maximum Diameter (mm) 27.30
Maximum Thickness (mm) 5.00
Maximum Mintage 500
Finish Proof, High Relief
Legal Tender Australian
Effigy Jody Clark design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Designer John M. Mercanti

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