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2016 $1 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Silver Bullion Coin in Capsule

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2016 $1 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

The Wedge-Tailed Eagle is Australia’s largest bird of prey and one of the biggest eagles in the world.

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2016 $1 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

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 New Guinea, the Wedge-Tailed Eagle has a wingspan of up to 2.7 metres, and displays a long, wedge-shaped tail and feathered legs.

This majestic bird is known to soar through the sky for hours on end, frequently reaching altitudes of up to 2,000 metres.

In the heat of the day, the eagle makes use of hot thermal are currents that drift up from the ground to reach these dizzying heights, whilst expending little energy. The Wedge-Tailed Eagle can be found from sea level areas to alpine regions, though they favour forested land and open country, to rainforest and coastal heaths.

They 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. The 2016 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagles 1oz Silver Bullion Coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 99.9% pure silver and issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. The coin has an unlimited mintage worldwide.

The coin’s reverse features an impressive Wedge-Tailed Eagle in mid-flight as it prepares to land on a tree branch. The design includes the inscription AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE, the 2016 Year-date and The Perth Mint’s ‘P” Mintmark. The coin’s obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.

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. Each Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Silver Bullion Coin is presented in an acrylic capsule.

Denomination :                  $1

Quality :                            Bullion

Metal :                              Silver

Weight :                           31.135 gms

Diameter :                        40.60 mm

Mintage :                          Unlimited

Certificate of Authenticity : Acrylic Capsule

Advertising Date :              1st February 2016.

Release Date :                   1st February 2016.

Shipping Date :                 Mid February 2016.

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2016 $1 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Silver Bullion Coin in Capsule

2016 $1 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Silver Bullion Coin in Capsule

2016 $1 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

The Wedge-Tailed Eagle is Australia’s largest bird of prey and one of the biggest eagles in the world.