This series from the Perth Mint is a collectors-favorite, both for the incredible Mercanti designs and for its numismatic importance. It is the first-ever collaboration between a former U.S. Mint Chief Engraver and a foreign world mint. Introduced in 2014, it honors the Wedge-Tailed Eagle! Today, JM Bullion offers to you the 2022 5 oz Proof Australian Wedge Tail Silver Eagle Coin!
- Delivered with a protective plastic slab from the NGC!
- First issued in 2014 by Australia’s Perth Mint!
- Limited mintage of 1000 coins!
- Contains 5 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver.
- Bears a face value of $8 (AUD) backed by the Australian government.
- PF70 grade from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- First Day of Issue label.
- Obverse includes the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse features the new design of the Australian Wedge Tail Eagle.
The release of the 2022 Five-Ounce Silver Wedge-Tailed Eagle Ultra High Relief Proof is a major numismatic event, one that collectors, silver stackers, and fans of John Mercanti’s work will all be vying to secure. The 2022 Australia Wedge-Tailed Eagle’s new one-year-only design is the creation of former United States Chief Engraver John Mercanti and depicts a close-up, side profile of the majestic Wedge-Tailed Eagle.
For the obverse field of the 2022 5 oz Proof Australian Wedge Tail Silver Eagle Coin, you will be excited to find an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. This design was engraved by Ian Rank Broadley, a famed sculptor who portrayed her in a right-profile view along with the appearance of her iconic tiara. She is depicted as a more mature leader of England. This image is referred to as the Fourth Portrait.
For the reverse field of the 2022 5 oz Proof Australian Wedge Tail Silver Eagle Coin, you will find Mercanti’s design that features a close-up profile of the Wedge Tailed Eagle as we’ve never seen him before. It is displayed in a stunning side profile with his beak open as he makes a high-pitched “Peal Call”. This is to announce that humans are approaching.
The image is truly the perfect blend of design, precious metal, and collector appeal. What’s more, these have been struck in amazing Ultra High Relief! The die used to strike the amazing detail was designed to produce a deep, concave field upon the surface of the coin for maximum contrast with the devices. This relief not only towers above the coin’s surface but creates a stunning effect on Mercanti’s new 2022 Wedge Tailed Eagle design.
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