The Australian Wedge Tail Eagle is one of the lesser-known silver coins for sale from the Perth Mint. First issued in 2014, the Wedge Tail Eagle Silver Coins represent a notable collaboration between former United States Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti and the Perth Mint. Today, 2017 1 oz Australian Wedge Tail Eagle Silver Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside of original plastic capsules!
- 4th year of issue for the Australian Wedge Tail Eagle!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver in BU condition.
- The face value of $1 (AUD) is fully backed by Australia’s government.
- On the obverse is the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- The reverse side of the coins includes the Wedge Tail Eagle at rest on a tree branch.
John Mercanti began his career as a United States Mint in 1974 as a sculptor-engraver. He had previously worked as an illustrator and joined the Philadelphia Mint in 1974 following an education that included attendance at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Philadelphia College of Art, and the Fleisher Art Memorial School.
Mercanti and the Perth Mint began their collaboration on the Australian Wedge Tail Eagle coinage in 2015 with the designs from 2015 onward changed every year to keep the series in line with those from the Perth Mint such as the Silver Kookaburra, Silver Koala, and the Gold Kangaroo.
All 2017 1 oz Australian Silver Wedge Tail Eagle Silver Coins in this product listing are available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The coins are available to ship to you inside of their original protective capsules from the Perth Mint.
On the obverse of the Australian Silver Wedge Tail Eagle coins, you’ll find the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is the longest-reigning monarch in British history and concurrently holds the title of Queen of Australia as the leader of the Commonwealth. This is the fourth-generation design available from the Royal Mint and was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley.
The reverse of the 2017 1 oz Australian Silver Wedge Tail Eagle coin is a unique design available only in this release year. In this design, Mercanti depicts a Wedge Tail eagle sitting on a broken tree branch with its wings at rest at its side as its keen gaze looks out over the horizon assessing threats and opportunities to capture prey.
Founded in 1899, the Perth Mint is the oldest-operating mint facility in Australia. Today, it is owned by the state government of Western Australian and operates independently of the Royal Australian Mint.
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