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Why add this $150 Australia 2018-P 1.5 oz Bi-Metal Wedge-Tailed Eagle Proof to your collection?
Bringing together a stunning design and a unique two-metal combination, this 1.5 oz. Wedge-Tailed Eagle Proof would take pride of place in most collections. The coin was struck from 3/4 oz. of .9999 fine gold, which is the center of the coin, and 3/4 oz. of .9995 fine platinum, which serves as the rim. The coin bears the Perth Mint's iconic "P" mint mark on the rim of the reverse. A maximum mintage of just 150 coins means that very few collectors will be able to enjoy this unique coin.
Powerful Wedge-Tailed Eagle Design by John Mercanti
Those who collect Australian coins are familiar with the obverse design, Ian Rank-Broadley's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Rank-Broadley shows the monarch in right-side profile wearing a tiara and earrings. Inscriptions along the rim offer her name, "ELIZABETH II," along with the country, "AUSTRALIA," and face value, "150 DOLLARS," of the coin.
This series is unique in that it marked the first time that a US Mint Chief Engraver, in this case, John Mercanti, partnered with a foreign mint. This is Mercanti's third design in the series. It features a mother eagle looking down lovingly at her young. The male spreads his wings widely as he hovers above, protecting his family. The rim of the gold portion of the coin bears the inscription, "3/4 OZ 9999 GOLD," while the platinum rim offers additional information. Inscriptions on the platinum rim include, "AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE," "2018," and "3/4 OZ 9995 PLATINUM," as well as the mint mark.
Impeccable PF70 UC FR with Mercanti Signed Australia Flag Label
This coin received a perfect grade of Proof 70 from the experts at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), meaning that it is flawless as seen under 5x magnification. It was also certified Ultra Cameo, thanks to its sharp contrasts between frosted devices and mirrored fields, and First Releases, due to the fact that NGC received it no more than 30 days after its initial mint release. The label, which bears the Australian flag, was signed by John Mercanti.
Don't miss your chance to own this 1.5 oz Bi-Metal 2018-P $150 Australia Wedge-Tailed Eagle Proof.
|Year of Issue:||2018|
|Release Type:||First Releases|
|Variety:||Scarce and Unique Coin Division|
|Label/Signature:||Mercanti Signed Australia Flag Label|
|Composition:||Gold + Platinum|
|Display Weight:||1.5 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||46.6552 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1.5 oz|
|Obverse Design:||Queen Elizabeth II Portrait|
|Reverse Design:||Pair of Wedge-Tailed Eagles with Young|