Wedge-Tailed Eagle 2017 1oz Silver High Relief Coin

This stunning 1oz of 99.99% pure silver high relief proof coin celebrates one of Australia's most incredible birds of prey, the wedge-tailed eagle.  

Key features:

  • Proof quality 99.99% pure silver
  • Stunning high relief design
  • Australian legal tender
  • Designed by John M. Mercanti
  • Presentation package and numbered certificate of authenticity
Mintage 10,000


Australia's Largest Bird Of Prey

This coin features Australia’s wedge-tailed eagle, which has an incredible wingspan of up to 2.7 metres. Soaring to heights of almost 2,000 metres, these awe inspiring birds use the thermal air currents to fly through the sky as they look for prey.

John M. Mercanti Design

The Perth Mint commissioned American sculptor and engraver John M. Mercanti, the 12th Chief Engraver of the US Mint. He created the reverse design of the American silver eagle bullion coin and has produced more coin and medal designs than any other employee in the history of the US Mint.

The coin’s reverse depicts an impressive wedge-tailed eagle perching on a tree branch. It includes the inscription AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE, the 2017 year-date and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark. The coin’s high relief reverse and obverse are minted on concave surfaces to ensure the optimum flow of metal is achieved by the strike of the die.

04 wedge tailed eagle 2017 1oz silver high relief InCase

Themed presentation packaging

This coin is housed in a classic grey Perth Mint presentation case within a themed, customised shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.



Year 2017
Metal Silver
Silver Content (Troy oz) 1.000
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1.00
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.107
Maximum Diameter (mm) 32.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 6.00
Maximum Mintage 10,000
Finish High Relief
Legal Tender Australian
Effigy Ian Rank-Broadley design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Designer John M Mercanti

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