* 99.99% pure silver
* Australian legal tender
* Features the Wedge-Tailed Eagle perched on a tree branch
* Internationally recognised
* Highly liquid
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 New Guinea, the Wedge-Tailed Eagle has a wingspan of up to 2.7 metres, and displays a long, wedge-shaped tail and feathered legs.
This majestic bird is known to soar through the sky for hours on end, frequently reaching altitudes of up to 2,000 metres. In the heat of the day, the eagle makes use of hot thermal air currents that drift up from the ground to reach these dizzying heights, whilst expending little energy.
The 2017 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Silver Bullion Coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 99.99% pure silver, and issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. This coin has an unlimited worldwide mintage.
The coin's reverse depicts an impressive Wedge-Tailed Eagle perched on a tree branch. The design also includes the inscription AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE, the 2017 year-date and The Perth Mint's “P” mintmark. The coin's obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.
The Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 1oz Silver Bullion Coin is presented in an acrylic capsule.
Metal Content (Troy oz): 1.000
Fineness (% purity): 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g): 31.135
Monetary Denomination (AUD): 1.00
Maximum Diameter (mm): 40.600
Maximum Thickness (mm): 4.000