2016 marks the third year for the Australian Wedge Tail Eagle series. Each year, retired 12th Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, John Mercanti, works with the Perth Mint to bring unique designs to collectors everywhere. Mercanti’s talents continue this year with a one-of-a-kind design to add another unique touch to this collection. The 2016 1 oz Australian Silver Wedge Tail Eagle Coin NGC MS70 is available for purchase today online from JM Bullion.
- Ships directly to you in a protective slab from the NGC!
- 3rd Year of issue for the Australian Wedge Tail Eagle series!
- Limited mintage of only 50,000 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $1 (AUD) backed by the Australian government.
- Graded Mint State-70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Obverse contains portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse features a wedge tail eagle perched on a branch.
The 2016 1 oz Australian Silver Wedge Tail Eagle Coin NGC MS70 is minted in 99.9% fine silver with an MS70 grading from the NGC. John Mercanti’s unique design displays a photo of a wedge tail eagle perched proudly on a tree branch and staring off into the distance. With the MS70 grading, the 2016 1 oz Australian Silver Wedge Tail Eagle Coin NGC MS70 is considered a perfect specimen with no post-production imperfections. Even when viewed under 5x magnitude, this 2016 coin retains its original mint luster.
Beginning in 2014, the Australian Wedge Tail Eagle Coin series has been a popular collection among coin collectors. For each coin, John Mercanti has worked with the Perth Mint to create eagle designs, honoring Australia’s largest bird of prey. With the skills of Mercanti and the production quality from the Perth Mint, the 2016 1 oz Australian Silver Wedge Tail Eagle Coin NGC MS70 is a great addition to this coin series.
The obverse of the 2016 1 oz Australian Silver Wedge Tail Eagle Coin NGC MS70 displays the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, as other coins in the series have in the past. Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait was originally designed by Ian Rank-Broadley and honors the queen as a revered leader.
On the reverse of the 2016 1 oz Australian Silver Wedge Tail Eagle Coin NGC MS70, a wedge tail eagle is perched on a tree branch, proudly overlooking whatever is in the horizon. The eagle sits positioned on the center of the reverse, bringing the viewer’s full attention to it. The reverse of the 2016 coin also features inscriptions, including the text “AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE”, the weight and purity of the coin, and the “P” mintmark from the Perth Mint.
If you would like to learn more about these silver coins for sale, JM Bullion is here to answer any questions. Call us today at 800-276-6508, chat with us online via online chat, or contact us by email.