The Wedge-Tailed Eagle is Australias 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 2017 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 2oz Gold High Relief Coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 99.99% pure gold, and issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
No more than 150 of these coins will be released worldwide. DESIGN The coins reverse depicts an impressive Wedge-tailed Eagle perching on a tree branch. The design also includes the inscription AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE, the 2017 year-date and The Perth Mints P mintmark.
The coins obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley efgy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination. KEY POINTS - Australian legal tender.Extremely limited mintage only 150. Beautifully illustrated presentation packaging TECHNICAL NOTES The coins high relief reverse and obverse are minted on concave surfaces to ensure the optimum ow of metal is achieved by the strike of the die.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER The Perth Mint commissioned American sculptor and engraver, John M. Mercanti, the 12th chief engraver of the U. John Mercanti 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. PRESENTATION This coin is housed in a prestigious wooden display case with a themed, customised shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
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The item "2018 $200 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 2oz Gold Proof High Relief coin Perth" is in sale since Friday, April 06, 2018. This item is in the category "Coins\Bullion\Gold\Coins & Rounds". The seller is "perthbullion" and is located in Cloverdale, WA. This item can be shipped worldwide.