2018 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 10oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin

This beautiful 10oz pure silver coin celebrates one of Australia’s most incredible birds of prey, the wedge-tailed eagle.

These majestic birds are 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, they make use of hot thermal air currents that drift up from the ground to reach these dizzying heights, while expending little energy.

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This superb high relief design features a mother wedge-tailed eagle looking down on a chick. A male bird is portrayed hovering above them with its magnificent wings fully extended. The design also includes the inscription AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE, the 2018 year-date, the coin’s weight and fineness, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

Struck by The Perth Mint for the first time, from a huge 10oz of 99.99% pure silver, this coin has a mintage of only 1,000 coins and is issued as Australian legal tender. The coin is housed in a classic grey display case within an illustrated shipper and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Secure now before they fly away!

Coin Highlights:

  • The third wedge-tailed eagle design for The Perth Mint by renowned sculptor and engraver John M. Mercanti, the 12th Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint
  • Struck by The Perth Mint for the first time from a huge 10oz of 99.99% pure silver
  • Strictly limited mintage of 1,000 coins worldwide
  • Australian legal tender
More Information
Country Of Issue Australia
Year 2018
Denomination $10
Metal Type Silver
Weight (g) 311.066
Purity (%) 99.99
Diameter (mm) 65.00
Mintage 1,000