2019 1oz Silver High Relief Coin - Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle
Named for its long, distinctively shaped tail, the wedge-tailed eagle is Australia’s largest bird of prey and one of the biggest eagles in the world. Found throughout mainland Australia, Tasmania and southern Papua New Guinea, the bird has an impressive wingspan of up to 2.7 metres.
The bird’s characteristic tail is visible even when gliding thousands of metres above the ground. Able to fly tirelessly for hours on end, the wedge-tailed eagle frequently reaches altitudes of more than 2,000 metres and has been recorded soaring as high as 6,800 metres above the ground.
Designed by John Mercanti, this 1oz pure silver coin's superb high relief features a magnificent wedge-tailed eagle in flight with wings fully extended and stylised rays of sunlight in the background.
The design also includes the inscription AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE, the 2019 year-date, the coin’s weight and fineness and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark. The coin’s obverse depicts the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination. This coin is housed in a classic grey display case within a themed shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Stunning high relief design – fourth design by John M. Mercanti
Design features a magnificent wedge-tailed eagle in flight with wings fully extended and stylised rays of sunlight in the background
Limited mintage of 10,000 coins worldwide
Australian legal tender