The Australian Wedge Tail Eagle Silver Coin is a beautiful release from the Perth Mint which features a brilliant design of a native bird of prey in Australia designed by one of Americas greatest coin designers in recent memory. John Mercanti teams with the Perth Mint to create new designs for this series on a regular basis. Right now, 2017 1 oz Australian Wedge Tail Eagle Silver Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside of a protective plastic slab from the NGC!
- 4th issue of the Australian Wedge Tail Eagle coin!
- Limited availability of certified coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Bears a face value of $1 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- Issued a Grade of Mint State 69 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Early Release label.
- On the reverse is Mercantis third design in the Wedge Tail Eagle series.
- The obverse features the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
Each of the 2017 1 oz Australian Wedge Tail Eagle Silver Coins in this product listing comes with a near-perfect certification from the NGC. Coins with a Mint State 69 certification exhibit full, original mint luster with a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. These detracting flaws are limited to minuscule contact marks or hairlines visible only outside the primary focal points of the coin.
The included Early Release label in the slab denotes the time of arrival for the coin. The NGC issues ER labels to coins which arrive for certification within the first 30 days of their initial release date. In this case, these coins arrived within 30 days of their 2017 release from the Perth Mint.
John Mercanti, a former engraver with the Philadelphia Mint and 12th Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, designs the eagles on the Australian Wedge Tail Eagle series. These silver coins had the same design appear in 2014 and 2015. The 2016 and 2017 coins had a similar design, though it was enhanced for these 2017 specimens.
On the reverse of the 2017 1 oz Australian Wedge Tail Eagle Silver Coin is the image of a massive, powerful wedge tail eagle sitting on the broken branch of a tree that serves as a perch. Engravings on this side identify the name of the coin series, the year of issue, and the coins weight, purity, and metal content.
The obverse of the 2017 Australian Wedge Tail Eagle Coin is the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. This is the fourth-generation portrait of Her Majesty and was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley for the Royal Mint.
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