2023 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 10oz Silver Incused Coin
This majestic Wedge-tailed Eagle silver coin, featuring artistry prepared exclusively for The Perth Mint by renowned US designer John M. Mercanti, showcases an incused 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. With an impressive wingspan of up to 2.5 metres, it can also be recognised from its long, powerful legs which are feathered all the way to its feet.
Wedge-tailed eagles can be observed across mainland Australia and Tasmania in a variety of habitats from coastal to alpine regions. The birds favour lightly wooded country offering favourable nesting sites from which they have a clear view of their territory and ready access to prey including reptiles and small mammals.
The Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2023 10oz Silver Incused 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.
The coin’s reverse portrays an incused representation of a wedge-tailed eagle with outstretched wings standing on a branch. 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 2023 year-date.
The coin’s obverse depicts the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II supplemented with the dates of her reign and the coin’s monetary denomination.
The reverse design elements typically pressed in raised high relief have been recessed below the coin’s surface in an impressively detailed incused strike. The coin’s obverse has been struck in The Perth Mint’s traditional high relief finish.
This coin is housed in a classic grey display case within a themed shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
|Silver Content (Troy oz)||10.000|
|Monetary Denomination (AUD)||10.00|
|Fineness (% purity)||99.99|
|Minimum Gross Weight (g)||311.066|
|Maximum Diameter (mm)||66.10|
|Maximum Thickness (mm)||13.90|
|Designer||John M. Mercanti|
ABOUT THE PERTH MINT
Established on 20 June 1899, two years before Australia’s Federation in 1901, The Perth Mint was the last of three Australian colonial branches of the United Kingdom ‘s Royal Mint (after the now-defunct Sydney Mint and Melbourne Mint) intended to refine gold from the gold rushes and to mint gold sovereigns and half-sovereigns for the British Empire. Swan Bullion Company is proud to be an authorised distributor for The Perth Mint’s bullion and numismatic products.