Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2020 5oz Gold Proof Incused High Relief Coin

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The Perth Mint is delighted to continue its association with one of the world’s foremost coin designers, John M. Mercanti, who has now sculpted five portrayals for the sought-after Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle Series.

 Key features:

  • Proof quality 99.99% pure gold
  • Fifth John M. Mercanti design
  • Incused reverse artistry
  • Australian legal tender
SKU 20F82AAA

Story

Incused reverse artistry

With a wingspan in excess of two metres, the Wedge-tailed Eagle is Australia’s largest bird of prey. Easily identified by its long, distinctively shaped tail, the magnificent raptor is seen throughout Australia, from coastal plains to forests and alpine regions.

Swooping coin design

Portraying the Wedge-tailed Eagle swooping towards its prey, the coin’s reverse impression exemplifies the bird’s savage grace. Depicting its plumage in stunning detail, the high relief portrayal is ‘incused’ (or recessed below the coin table) - an interesting variation sure to fascinate collectors.

As well as the inscription AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE, the reverse includes the coin’s weight and purity, its 2020 year-date and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

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Presentation packaging

This coin is housed in a deluxe timber display case within a beautifully embossed box and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Specifications

Specifications

Year 2020
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) 40.90
Maximum Thickness (mm) 9.92
Finish Proof, High Relief
Legal Tender Australian
Effigy Jody Clark design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II

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