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.
Shipping will commence from 7th October, 2016
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 air 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 rainforests 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 coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz of 99.9% pure silver and 1/2oz of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality.
The Perth Mint will issue no more than 750 of the 2016 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle Bi-Metal Coin.
The coin’s gold centrepiece depicts an impressive Wedge-tailed Eagle perching on a tree branch, surrounded by a silver border featuring the inscription AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE, the 2016 year-date and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark. The coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.
This coin is housed in a prestigious wooden presentation case with a themed, customised shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
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