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2017 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 5oz Silver High Relief Coin

This beautiful silver high relief coin celebrates one of Australia’s most incredible birds of prey, the majestic wedge-tailed eagle.

Struck by The Perth Mint from 5oz of 99.99% pure silver in proof quality and issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.


Code: 1501

The Perth Mint will issue no more than 2,000 of the Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2017 5oz Silver High Relief Coin.

The design features an impressive wedge-tailed eagle perching on a tree branch. The design also includes the inscription AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE, the 2017 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.

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.

Each coin is housed in a classic grey display case within an illustrated shipper and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

    Coin Highlights:

  • Features an impressive wedge-tailed eagle perching on a tree branch

  • John M. Mercanti design

  • Limited to only 2,000 coins worldwide

  • Australian legal tender

Product Code: 17A98DAA

Metal Content (Troy oz) 5

Monetary Denomination (AUD) 8

Fineness (% purity) 99.99

Minimum Gross Weight (g) 155.533

Diameter (mm) 50.60

Thickness (mm) 12.50

Maximum Mintage: 2000

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