Wedge Tailed Eagle 1oz Silver 999 2013 Australia Bullion Coin

wedge-tailed-eagle-1oz-silver-bullion-coin-2014-perth-mint-australiaAustralia’s largest bird of prey, the impressive Wedge-Tailed Eagle, is captured flying onto these stunning 99.9% pure silver 1oz coins minted by Perth Mint. Commissioned by American sculptor and engraver, John M Mercanti, the twelfth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, each coin’s reverse depicts an impressive Wedge-Tailed Eagle in mid-flight as it prepares to land on a tree branch together with the year-date, weight, purity and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark. Issued as Australian legal tender, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination. 

Only 5000 of these coins have been released in Australia, all through Ainslie Bullion. 45,000 were also sent to one supplier in the US, taking the total mintage to only 50,000 bullion coins. 

Perth Mint coins come encased in a hard clear plastic case to help keep coins in pristine condition. Ainslie Bullion recommends leaving these cases un-tampered for the best preservation of value.

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This latest variant is the oft-rumoured bullion version. Reportedly having a smaller mintage than expected at a relatively tight 50,000, the coin is destined to be a huge hit and a quick sell-out.

Unfortunately the coin is another in a sadly growing trend of bullion releases exclusively tied to one or two dealers. In this case the worldwide rights to distribute outside of Australia are held by Govmint in the United States, and within Australia by Ainslie Bullion. We’re really hoping this trend tails off quickly as it stifles competition in pricing and makes purchasing more difficult IE. shipping restrictions and changes

The Perth Mint is Australia’s leading precious metal refiner. Backed by the Western Australian Government, The Perth Mint has produced the official bullion coin program since 1987.

The Perth Mint also produces a large range of high quality gold and silver bars. All Perth Mint gold products are refined to 99.99% purity and all silver

Endangered and Extinct Series Silver One Ounce Tasmanian Wedge-Tailed Eagle

  • Stunning Reverse Design
  • Issued as Legal Tender
  • Strictly Limited Mintage – 5,000
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • Presentation Packaging

The second coin in the Endangered and Extinct series is the Tasmanian Wedge-Tailed Eagle, a huge bird that stands one metre tall and has a wingspan roughly twice its height.

Separated for thousands of years from its mainland counterparts, it now faces a number of threats, including the loss of suitable habitat. As a result, it is estimated that no more than 130 pairs are successfully breeding each year.

Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver

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

Stunning Reverse Design

This extraordinary coin portrays a magnificent Tasmanian Wedge-Tailed Eagle in colour. The background comprises representations of gum leaves and mountainous terrain.

Legal Tender

The coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu. The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2012 year-date appear on the obverse of the coin.

Strictly Limited Mintage

No more than 5,000 of these coins will be released.

Presentation Packaging

Each coin is housed in a high gloss wooden case and illustrated shipper.

Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

A numbered Certificate of Authenticity accompanies each coin.

Technical Specifications

Silver Content (Troy oz) 1
Monetary Denomination (TVD) 1
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 4.00

Commencing with the Tasmanian Tiger and continuing with the Tasmanian Wedge-Tailed Eagle, this outstanding series will feature a number of extinct or threatened animal species in Australia.