2021 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Platinum Reverse High Relief Coin

Depicting master engraver John M. Mercanti’s sixth Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle design for The Perth Mint, this extraordinary release is The Perth Mint’s first high relief platinum coin.

This is the sixth 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. Mercanti also 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.

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Sculpted for The Perth Mint by the renowned US engraver, John M. Mercanti, the coin’s high relief reverse depicts a swooping wedge-tailed eagle with a snake in its talons. As well as the inscription AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ Mintmark, the reverse also includes the coin’s weight, fineness and its 2021 year-date.

The coin’s high relief reverse and obverse are minted on concave surfaces to ensure the optimum flow of metal is achieved by the strike of the die.

This coin is housed in a prestigious wooden display case within a themed shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Coin Highlights:

  • The Perth Mint’s first platinum high relief coin
  • Stunning reverse proof high relief design - sixth design by John M. Mercanti
  • Worldwide mintage of only 350 coins
  • Australian legal tender
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Country Of Issue Australia
Year 2021
Denomination $100
Metal Type Platinum
Weight (g) 31.1
Purity (%) 99.95
Diameter (mm) 27.60
Mintage 350
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