2015 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

2015 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Silver Bullion Coin from the Perth Mint

2015 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

The Perth Mint is delighted to offer investors a new bullion coin featuring this majestic bird which is known to soar to dizzying heights.

The coin’s reverse depicts an impressive Wedge-tailed Eagle in mid-flight as it prepares to land on a tree branch. The design also includes the inscription AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE, the 2015 year-date and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

Each bullion coin is presented in an acrylic capsule, from an unlimited mintage.

2015 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

2015 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

 

One of our favourite silver bullion coins of 2014, indeed of modern times, the Wedge-Tailed Eagle coin designed by John Mercanti for the Perth Mint had its debut last year. First released as high-relief silver and gold coins with mintages of 10,000 and 1,000 respectively back in January 2014, they followed up with a standard silver proof and a fantastic five-ounce high relief coin last May. This year will almost certainly see new releases of most, or all of those.

The bullion coin, while not as impressive as the completely sublime High-Relief versions, remains a beautiful piece, and if last years mintage limit is repeated, a relatively rare one by bullion standards.

COIN Specifications

Metal Content (Troy oz) 1.000
Fineness (% purity) 99.90
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1.00
Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.600
Maximum Thickness (mm) 4.000

 

About the Wedge-Tailed Eagle

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.

Last year, 10% of the 50,000 mintage was sold by Australian dealer Ainslie Bullion but we’re currently unsure when or if they will be the dealer selling them this year. We understand that any Australian issued coin has to have 10% of its mintage sold in Australia, thus explaining why GovMint don’t get all the coins to themselves. This would indicate that the same would be the case this year, but GovMint do not list a mintage for the 2015 release, so how many an Australian dealer would get is unclear at present. We’ll try to find out.

Leaellynasaura 2015 1oz Australian Age Of Dinosaurs Silver Proof Coloured Coin

Leaellynasaura 2015 1oz Australian Age Of Dinosaurs Silver Proof Coloured Coin

Leaellynasaura 2015 1oz Australian Age Of Dinosaurs Silver Proof Coloured Coin

The Leaellynasaura is the third coin in this exciting five-coin series which features Australian dinosaurs that existed during the Cretaceous Period between 112 and 102 million years ago.

PROOF QUALITY 99.9% PURE SILVER

The coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.

UNIQUE COLOURED DINOSAUR DESIGN

The coin’s reverse depicts the Australian dinosaur Leaellynasaura amicagraphica set against a starlit prehistoric scene. The inscription LEAELLYNASAURA, the coin’s weight and purity, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark are also incorporated into the design.

AUSTRALIAN LEGAL TENDER

Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin’s obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2015 year-date, and the monetary denomination.

LIMITED MINTAGE

The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Series – Leaellynasaura 2015 1oz Silver Proof Coloured Coin.

PRESENTATION PACKAGING AND NUMBERED CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY

The coin is housed in a classic display case within an illustrated shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

FIVE-COIN PLASTIC DISPLAY BOX

A superb way to protect and present all five coins in their illustrated shippers, this series display box comprises an easy-to-assemble polypropylene charcoal tray and a transparent sleeve, and is complimentary with the delivery of the third coin release when purchased as a subscription.

  • Third Release in Series
  • Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
  • Unique Coloured Dinosaur Design
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Limited Mintage – 5,000
  • Presentation Packaging
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

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 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

Silver Content (Troy oz) 1
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1.00
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 4.00
Maximum Mintage 5,000
Designer Tom Vaughan

You can order yours from the Perth Mint