2022 10oz Silver Enhanced Reverse Proof High Relief Coin - Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle

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SKU:
22N26AAA
UPC:
9327025052298
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SKU:
22N26AAA
UPC:
9327025052298
Maximum Purchase:
1 unit
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout

Specifications

Country of Issue, Denomination, Diameter, Era, Finish, Issued By, Metal, Mint Mark, Mintage, Packaging,

Specifications

Country of Issue:
Australia
Denomination:
$10
Diameter:
66.10mm
Era:
2020
Finish:
Enhanced Reverse, Proof, High Relief
Issued By:
Perth Mint
Metal:
.9999 Silver
Mint Mark:
P
Mintage:
500
Packaging:
Classic grey display case within a themed shipper
Series:
Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle
Standard Thickness:
13.90mm
Weight:
10oz

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Description

2022 10oz Silver Enhanced Reverse Proof High Relief Coin - Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle

• Australian legal tender
• 99.99% pure silver
• Stunning enhanced reverse proof high relief design – seventh design by John M. Mercanti
• Enhanced finishes throughout design
• Limited mintage – 500
• Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
• Beautifully illustrated presentation packaging

Depicting master engraver John M. Mercanti’s seventh Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle design for The Perth Mint, this exceptionally detailed 10oz ‘enhanced reverse proof’ silver coin showcases an appreciably raised relief and a range of subtle finish variations.
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 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2022 10oz Silver Enhanced Reverse Proof High Relief Coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 99.99% pure silver and issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
No more than 500 of these coins will be released worldwide.
DESIGN
Sculpted for The Perth Mint by the renowned US engraver, John M. Mercanti, the coin’s ultra high relief reverse portrays the head of a wedge-tailed eagle. Standing especially proud of the coin’s table, the artistry highlights the bird’s superbly effective eyes with bright finishes throughout the design enhanced with a range of subtle variations. As well as the inscription ‘AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE’ and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ Mintmark, the reverse also includes the coin’s weight, fineness and its 2022 year-date.
The coin’s obverse depicts the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination. TECHNICAL NOTES
The coin’s high relief reverse and obverse are minted on concave surfaces to ensure the optimum flow of metal is achieved by the strike of the die. A variety of surface treatments have been applied to specific elements of the
coin’s reverse design to create the impressive enhanced reverse proof finish. The coin's obverse has been struck in The Perth Mint’s traditional high relief finish.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
This is the seventh wedge-tailed eagle design for The Perth Mint by renowned sculptor and engraver John M. Mercanti, the 12th Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint. Mercanti also created the reverse design of the American Silver Eagle bullion coin and has produced more coin and medal designs than any other employee in the history of the U.S. Mint.
PRESENTATION
This coin is housed in a classic grey display case within a themed shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.