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* 99.99% pure silver
* Australian legal tender
* Iconic wedge-tailed eagle design
* Internationally recognised
* Highly liquid
* Mintage limit of just 50,000 coins
* Presented in protective acrylic capsule
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 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 2018 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 a mintage of 50,000. The coin”s reverse depicts an impressive adult Wedge-tailed Eagle looking down at its baby, with another flying Wedge-tailed Eagle in the background. The design also includes the inscription AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE, the 2018 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.
For this design, The Perth Mint commissioned American sculptor and engraver, John M. Mercanti, the 12th Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint. John Mercanti 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 U.S. Mint.
The Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2018 1oz Silver Bullion Coin is presented in an acrylic capsule.
Metal content (Troy oz): 1.000
Fineness (% purity): 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g): 31.107
Monetary Denomination (AUD): 1.00
Maximum Diameter (mm): 40.600
Maximum Thickness (mm): 3.210