2022 1oz Silver Proof Ultra High Relief Coin - Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle

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22L90AAA
UPC:
9327025048611
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SKU:
22L90AAA
UPC:
9327025048611
Shipping:
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Specifications

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

Specifications

Country of Issue:
Australia
Denomination:
$1
Diameter:
32.60mm
Era:
2020
Finish:
Proof
Issued By:
Perth Mint
Metal:
.9999 Silver
Mint Mark:
P
Mintage:
5 000
Packaging:
Classic grey display case within a themed shipper
Series:
Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle
Standard Thickness:
6.10mm
Weight:
1oz
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Coins

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 2022 1oz Silver Proof Ultra High Relief Coin - Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle

  • Australian legal tender
  • 99.99% pure silver
  • Stunning ultra high relief design – seventh design by John M. Mercanti
  • Limited mintage – 5,000
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • Beautifully illustrated presentation packaging

This majestic Wedge-tailed Eagle silver coin, featuring artistry prepared exclusively for The Perth Mint by renowned US designer John M. Mercanti, showcases our ultra high relief strike, a coining technique that offers an even greater three-dimensional aspect to the coin’s reverse design.

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 1oz Silver Proof Ultra 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 5,000 of these coins will be released worldwide.

DESIGN

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, which allow it to pinpoint prey from a great height, and a large, hooked beak. 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 ultra high relief reverse is minted on a deeply concaved surface to ensure the optimum flow of metal is achieved by the strike of the die.

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.