The spectacular Wedge-tailed Eagle comes to life on this 2oz gold proof high relief coin. This majestic bird can often be seen perched in trees and on rocks and cliffs, from where they have a clear view of their surroundings, enabling them to defend their territory and identify prey.
Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold
The coin is struck from 2oz of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality.
John M. Mercanti Reverse Design
The coin’s reverse depicts an impressive Wedge-tailed Eagle in mid-flight as it prepares to land on a tree branch. The design also includes the inscription AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE, the 2015 year-date and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
For this design, The Perth Mint commissioned American sculptor and engraver, John M. Mercanti, the 12th chief engraver of the U.S. Mint. John Mercanti 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.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the obverse of the coin depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.
The Perth Mint will issue no more than 500 of the 2015 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2oz Gold Proof High Relief Coin.
Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificate
This coin is housed in a classic Perth Mint presentation case with a themed, customised shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.