This extraordinary 1 oz platinum Wedge-Tailed Eagle Proof coin features a fresh new design celebrating Australia’s largest bird of prey from renowned American coin engraver John M. Mercanti.
The Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 2020 1oz Platinum Proof Coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 99.95% pure platinum and issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. No more than 250 of these coins will be released worldwide.
Wedge-Tailed Eagle Design
Designed by John Mercanti, the coin’s reverse depicts a magnificent wedge-tailed eagle swooping on its prey in the midst of a hunt. The design also includes the inscription AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE, the 2020 year-date, the coin’s weight and fineness and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
The Wedge-Tailed Eagle obverse depicts the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.
This coin is housed in a prestigious wooden display case within a themed shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Designer(s)
Designer and engraver Jody Clark joined the Royal Mint UK in 2012. His portrait of Queen Elizabeth II became the fifth official portrait in 2015 (View Designer’s Profile).
This is the fifth wedge-tailed eagle design for The Perth Mint by renowned sculptor and engraver John M. Mercanti, the 12th Chief Engraver of the United States 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.
Wedge-Tailed Eagle Coin Specifications
|Year Of Issue:||2020|
|Denomination:||100 Dollars (AUD)|
|OBV Designer||Jody Clark|
|REV Designer||John Mercanti|
About the Perth Mint and the Wedge-Tailed Eagle:
The Perth Mint is Australia’s largest fully integrated, innovative precious metals enterprise, providing premium gold, silver and platinum products and services to markets throughout the world.
We have invested over one hundred years in servicing and promoting the gold industry by developing and nurturing the markets for refined precious metal products across the globe: specifically, gold and silver bullion and highly-sought-after collectable coins.
As one of Western Australia’s largest exporters, we distribute some $18 billion worth of pure gold, silver and platinum bullion bars and coins to investors in more than 100 countries annually.