AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE 2018 1 KILO GOLD PROOF COIN. 1 KILO GOLD PROOF COIN. Third design by John M. This spectacular 1 kilo gold coin features Australias most majestic bird of prey, the wedge-tailed eagle. 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. Struck by The Perth Mint from 1 kilo of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. The Perth Mint will issue no more than 15 of the Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2018 1 Kilo Gold Proof Coin.
The coins reverse depicts 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. The 2018 year-date, the coins weight and fineness, and The Perth Mints. The coins obverse depicts the Ian Rank- Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.
This is the third wedge-tailed eagle design for The Perth Mint by renowned sculptor and engraver John M. Mercanti, the 12th Chief Engraver of the U. 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. This coin is housed in a prestigious wooden display case within a themed, customised shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
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