For a live photo that shows off the highly detailed and beautifully frosted motif, you can check it out on our Instagram here. In 2014, John Mercanti and the Perth Mint made numismatic history with the introduction of the Wedge-Tailed Eagle Series. It was the very first time that a former Chief Engraver of the United States Mint partnered with a foreign mint to create a legal-tender coin. Since then, Mercanti’s skill in design and engraving combined with the Perth Mints exceptional production quality has given flight to what has since become a beloved series the world over. The Mercanti – Perth Mint partnership continues in 2019 with the release of a new one-year-only design that is sure to have particular appeal to collectors. For this years Wedge-Tailed Eagle design, Mercanti, the 12th Chief Engraver at the U. Mint, has given us a portrait of an eagle in flight descending against a backdrop of sun rays, its talons extended as if closing in on its prey. Struck in fantastic high relief this gorgeous coin measures 50.6 mm in diameter and features a magnificent design that celebrates Australia’s largest bird of prey a design that could have originated only through the brilliant talents of John Mercanti. Each coin begins as a hand-selected five-ounce planchet of highly pure 99.99% fine silver. Then, the artisans at the Perth Mint strike each coin as only they can. When you turn this coin over in your hand and marvel at its beauty, youll understand why the Perth Mint’s reputation for innovation and producing coins of superior quality is unsurpassed. Incredibly deep strike with brilliant mirrored proof background. Reverse: Features a beautiful portrait of an eagle in flight descending against a backdrop of sun rays, its talons extended as if closing in on its prey. Obverse: Displays the Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination. Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government. 9999 Issuer: Perth Mint Diameter: 50.6 mm Mintage: 2,500 Mint Capsule, Perth Mint Branded Presentation Case, Certificate of Authenticity. About Art in Coins and our terms of service. We are an established precious metals dealer. Our focus is primarily in the collector coin segment and we provide exceptional customer service. Please be aware of your local regulations prior to ordering. You may opt out at any time with the Unsubscribe link in the footer section of the newsletter. We post market related news, discount coupons and flash sale announcements on a regular basis via our social media business pages. Be sure to check out our new public collector coin forum, recently launched on Reddit. Open for everyone, this is a community established exclusively for lively discussion, sharing and sourcing of luxury legal tender collector sets. Come join us at r/artincoins. The item “2019 Australia 5 oz Wedge Tailed Eagle High Relief. 9999 Silver Proof Coin” is in sale since Thursday, September 26, 2019. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\Other Oceania Coins”. The seller is “artincoins” and is located in Verdun, Quebec. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.
- Year: 2019
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Australia
- Certification: NA
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Composition: Silver