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Why order this 2018-P $1 Australia 1 oz High Relief Silver Wedge-Tailed Eagle Proof?
The groundbreaking relationship between a former U.S Mint engraver and the Perth Mint took a new step in 2018 with Mercanti's eagle family design, the third in the series. The series, which began in 2014, marks the first ever collaboration between a US Mint engraver and a foreign mint. Part of a mintage of 10,000 pieces, this coin was struck from one ounce of .9999 fine silver and bears the Perth Mint's "P" mint mark on the rim of the reverse.
Exquisite Eagle Family Design by John Mercanti
Long a fixture of Australian coinage, Ian Rank-Broadley's right-side portrait of Queen Elizabeth II wearing a tiara serves as the obverse design. Her name, "ELIZABETH II," is inscribed along with "AUSTRALIA" and "1 DOLLAR" along the rim.
The reverse features John Mercanti's third design in the series and the first ever to feature a full family of eagles. In the foreground, a mother leans over to her nestling with love and concern as her little one looks back. The mother's plumage is finely detailed in a way that offers the holder the opportunity to appreciate the bird's stunning beauty. In the reverse, the male, her powerful mate, returns with his wings spread wide and the tail, for which the bird is named, is on full display. The name of the coin, "AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE," is inscribed along the rim, as are the date, "2018," weight, "1 OZ," and purity, "9999 SILVER," of the coin.
Perfect PF70 UC with Original Mint Box, Flag Core, and Mercanti Signed Flag Label
This coin earned Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's (NGC's) highest grade, Proof 70, which is reserved exclusively for coins that are flawless as seen under 5x magnification. Designer John Mercanti hand signed the label on which that grade is provided. The coin comes set in a core that is designed to look like the Australian flag, and its original mint box is included in the packaging.
Add this 1 oz High Relief Silver 2018-P $1 Australia Wedge-Tailed Eagle Proof to your collection today.
|Year of Issue:||2018|
|Packaging:||Original Mint Box|
|Label/Signature:||Mercanti Signed Flag Label|
|Display Weight:||1 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1035 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
|Obverse Design:||Queen Elizabeth II Portrait|
|Reverse Design:||Pair of Wedge-Tailed Eagles with Young|