Australian Wedge Tailed Eagle 2016 1oz Silver Proof High Relie Out of stock

AUSTRALIAN WEDGE TAILED EAGLE 2016 1oz SILVER PROOF HIGH RELIEF

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Australian Wedge Tailed Eagle 2016 1oz Silver Proof High Relief

Featuring the 2016 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle design by American sculptor and engraver, John M. Mercanti, this 1oz silver coin is struck in brilliant high relief.

This majestic bird is 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, the eagle makes use of hot thermal air currents that drift up from the ground to reach these dizzying heights, whilst expending little energy.

The Wedge-Tailed Eagle is Australia’s largest bird of prey and one of the biggest eagles in the world. Found throughout mainland Australia, Tasmania and southern New Guinea, the Wedge-Tailed Eagle has a wingspan of up to 2.7 metres, and displays a long, wedge-shaped tail and feathered legs.

This majestic bird is 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, the eagle makes use of hot thermal air currents that drift up from the ground to reach these dizzying heights, whilst expending little energy.

The Wedge-Tailed Eagle can be found from sea level areas to alpine regions, though they favour forested land and open country, to rainforests and coastal heaths. They 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.

Specification

  • Metal: 999 Fine Silver
  • Finish: Proof High Relief
  • Diameter: 32.6mm
  • Thickness: 6mm
  • Year of Issue: 2016
  • Mintage: 19,000 Worldwide
  • Weight: 1 Troy oz

Reverse

The silver coin’s reverse depicts an impressive Wedge-Tailed Eagle in perching on a tree branch. The design also includes the inscription AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE, the 2016 year-date and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

Obverse

The coin is issued as Australian legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965 and features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination on the obverse.

Packaging

The coin is housed in a grey presentation case with a themed, customised shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

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