Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2016 5oz Proof High Relief Coin
Buy the Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2016 5oz Gold Proof High Relief Coin from The Perth Mint, featuring:
Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold
John M. Mercanti Design
Australian Legal Tender
Limited Edition – 199
The incredible wedge-tailed eagle is the king of Australian skies! These majestic birds of prey ‘pair-bond’, dominating the skies over their territory by staging a series of mock battles, swooping high and low in large loops, taking swipes at one another with their talons. Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 5oz of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality. John M. Mercanti Design The coin’s reverse depicts an impressive high relief and majestic Wedge-tailed Eagle perching on a tree branch. The design also includes the inscription AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE, the 2016 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. 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. Australian Legal Tender Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, each coin depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination on its obverse. Limited Mintage The Perth Mint will issue no more than 199 of the 2016 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 5oz Gold Proof High Relief Coin. Beautiful Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificate This coin is housed in a prestigious wooden display case within a themed, customised shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.