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2018 Wedge-Tailed Eagle 2oz Silver Proof Piedfort Coin

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

These majestic creatures 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.

$199.00

Code: 1725
 
 
 

The coin 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. The coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank- Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.

With its extra thick planchet, this 2oz coin is reminiscent of traditional ‘piedforts’ (pronounced pee-ay-fore), which take their name from the French words for heavy weight. Piedforts were struck in France during the 12th century for visiting dignitaries and served as tangible reminders of the kingdom’s power.

Design by renowned sculptor and engraver John M. Mercanti, the 12th Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint and struck by The Perth Mint from 99.99% pure silver. The coin is housed in a classic grey display case within an illustrated shipper and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

    Coin Highlights:

  • First proof piedfort coin from The Perth Mint

  • Third design by John M. Mercanti

  • Limited mintage of 3,000 coins

  • Australian legal tender



Product Code: 18C21AAA

Metal Content (Troy oz) 2

Monetary Denomination (AUD) $2

Fineness (% purity) 99.99

Minimum Gross Weight (g) 62.213

Diameter (mm) 40.60

Thickness (mm) 6.42

Maximum Mintage: 3,000

 
 
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