2015 Australia 1 oz. Silver Wedge Tailed Eagle PCGS Certified MS69
The label of this PCGS certified MS69 2015 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle silver bullion coin was hand-signed by John Mercanti, the 12th Chief Engraver of the United States Mint. This makes it an Australian silver eagle coin with an American flair!
The reverse design of this 2015 silver eagle dollar features the majestic Australian wedge-tailed eagle. This eagle, the largest bird of prey in Australia and among the largest in the world, is depicted in mid-flight as it is preparing to land on the branch of a tree. The sharp strike on this coin stunningly highlights the details of this impressive eagle. This uncirculated finish mint state coin also shows an exceptional eye appeal and original mint luster. There are no more than two non-detracting flaws or contact marks.
In short, the compromise made in terms of condition and quality is almost non-existent. Yet, this PCGS certified 1 oz. .999 fine silver coin is available at a price that makes it a lot more affordable and accessible than a MS70 coin.
An effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by awarding winning British sculptor, Ian Rank-Broadley, is depicted on the obverse of this coin.
Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle Series and John Mercanti
The Perth Mint’s Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle Series started in 2014 when the first-ever Australian silver eagle coins were released in both collectors and bullion versions. This blew the socks off everyone!
What came as a greater and even more pleasant surprise, especially in the U.S. market, was the announcement of John Mercanti’s involvement in this new and exciting Australian coin series. It was announced that The Perth Mint commissioned him to create the reverse design of the 2014 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle coin.
It is the very same design that can be found on the reverse of the Mint State 69 2015 Australian silver eagle coin listed here. It seems that the Perth Mint plans to use the same reverse design throughout the series. Just as the case is with American Silver Eagles in the U.S. Bullion Coin Program.
It is quite uplifting to think that the same American sculptor and engraver who created the reverse design of the beloved American Silver Eagle bullion coin, created the reverse design of the first-ever Australian silver eagle coin! How impressive is that?
Why buy this PCGS Certified MS69 2015 Australian Eagle Silver Dollar?
This 2015 coin is part of the second silver bullion issue in the Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle Series that started last year. This young series has so far taken the market by storm. It will certainly take time to become as popular as the American Silver Eagle bullion coin. Nonetheless, this series and the coin listed here certainly have a lot going for it.
John Mercanti’s involvement certainly adds to the attractiveness of this PCGS certified coin, especially the beautiful rendition of the Australian wedge-tailed eagle. The PCGS label features the Australian flag and was hand-signed by Mercanti himself!
Beyond Mercanti’s involvement, this solid silver, well-struck mint state coin boasts a silver content of 1 Troy oz. of .999 fine silver. It is also legal tender for “1 DOLLAR” in Australia as noted on the obverse of the coin.
This is a golden opportunity to own an iconic Australian coin by an American legend at a competitive price, including free domestic shipping. Order yours while supply lasts!
|Year of Issue:||2015|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
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