Launched in 2014 by the Perth Mint, the Australian Wedge Tail Eagle coin is the latest addition to a catalog of Australian coins which focus on the common species found on the continent and throughout the region. The Silver Wedge Tail Eagle coins feature new designs annually from 2017 onward and the 2017 1 oz Silver Australian Wedge Tail Eagle Coin is now available to you online at Silver.com in perfect condition.
- Coins ship to you housed in the NGC’s protective plastic slabs!
- Fourth release year for the Silver Wedge Tail Eagle coins!
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $1 (AUD) by Australia.
- Bears a Grade of Mint State 70 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II features on the coin’s obverse.
- A wedge tail eagle is found on the coin’s reverse.
The Silver Australian Wedge Tail Eagle coin marks an impressive collaboration between former US Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti and the Perth Mint. Mercanti began his career at the Philadelphia Mint in the 1970s and served as the Chief Engraver from 2006 to 2010 when he retired from the mint. One of his greatest works was the heraldic eagle on the reverse of the Silver American Eagle coins.
On the reverse of the 2017 1 oz Silver Australian Wedge Tail Eagle coin, you’ll find the image of a powerful and massive wedge tail eagle sitting on its perch. The bird is featured along with engravings of the coin series name, year of issue, metal content, purity, weight, and the “P” mint mark of the Perth Mint.
The wedge tail eagle is one of 12 species of eagle found in the booted eagle family. The birds are common across the Australian continent and are also found on nearby island nations include New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, and Indonesia. The birds are easily identified by their distinctive wedge-shaped tail feathers.
Queen Elizabeth II features on the obverse of all 2017 Silver Australian Wedge Tail Eagle coins. This is the fourth-generation portrait of the Queen to feature on British and Commonwealth coins since 1953. This design was created by Ian Rank-Broadley in 1998.
These 2017 1 oz Silver Australian Wedge Tail Eagle Coins are available in perfect condition. Mint State 70 coins have full, original mint luster with no detracting flaws.
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