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2021 $1 Australia Wedge Tailed Eagle 1oz Silver Enhanced Reverse Proof High Relief Coin

2021-1-WED-EAG-HR-1OZ

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2021 $1 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Silver Enhanced Reverse Proof High Relief Coin

- Enchanced finish to tail

- 6th Design by John M Mercanti

- Limited mintage - 5,000

- Perth Mint Issue

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2021 $1 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Silver Enhanced Reverse Proof High Relief Coin

Depicting master engraver John M Mercanti's 6th Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle design for The Perth Mint in a brand-new classification, this exceptionally details 1oz 'enhanced reverse proof' silver coin showcases an appreciably raised relief and a range of subtle finish variations.

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 2.7m. Distinctive black, brown and reddish-brown feathers extend to cover its legs.

The Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2021 1oz Silver Enhanced Reverse Proof High Relief Coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 99.9% 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.

Sculpted for The Perth Mint by the renowned US engraver, John M Mercanti, the coin's high relief reverse features a swooping wedge-tailed eagle with a snake in its talons. The bright finishes on these motifs are enhanced with a range of subtle variations. As well as the inscription 'AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE', the 2021 year-date, weight, fineness and The Perth Mint's 'P' Mintmark.

Each coin's reverse feature the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.

The coins 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. A variety of surface treatments have been applied to specific elements of the coin's reverse design to create the impressive enhanced reverse proof finish.

The coin's obverse has been struck in The Perth Mint's traditional high relief finish.

This is the 6th wedge-tailed eagle design for The Perth Mint by renowned American sculptor and engraver, John M Mercanti. The 12th Chief Engraver of the US Mint, John Mercanti produced more coin and medal designs than any other employee in the organisation's history.

Each coin is housed in a grey leatherette case within a themed shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Denomination :  $1

Quality :            Proof

Metal :               Silver

Weight :            31.107 gms

Diameter :         32.60 mm

Mintage :           5,000

Certificate of Authenticity : Perth Mint Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

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2021 $1 Australia Wedge Tailed Eagle 1oz Silver Enhanced Reverse Proof High Relief Coin

2021 $1 Australia Wedge Tailed Eagle 1oz Silver Enhanced Reverse Proof High Relief Coin

2021 $1 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Silver Enhanced Reverse Proof High Relief Coin

- Enchanced finish to tail

- 6th Design by John M Mercanti

- Limited mintage - 5,000

- Perth Mint Issue

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