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Why purchase this First Releases 2018-P 5 oz. Silver Proof Australian High Relief Wedge-Tailed Eagle?
The 2018 release of the Perth Mint's Wedge-Tailed Eagle series represents the fifth year of issue and the third design of the series featuring the artistry of the U.S. Mint's former 12th Chief Engraver, John Mercanti, on the reverse. This 2,500 coin limited mintage high relief proof is struck from 5 Troy oz. of .9999 fine silver with a 50.6 mm diameter.
Breathtaking Wedge-Tailed Eagle Family Portrait
A trio of eagles is depicted on the reverse, featuring the female watching over her young on the ground, with the male in flight above. Inscriptions include "AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE," "2018 5 OZ .9999 SILVER" and the "P" Mintmark of the Perth Mint.
Sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley designed the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II which adorns the obverse. Inscribed "ELIZABETH II," "AUSTRALIA" and "8 DOLLARS
Virtually Perfect Proof 69, with Sensational Flag Core Holder and Hand Signed Label
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this 2018-P Australia 5 oz. High Relief Proof Silver Wedge-Tailed Eagle coin a nearly flawless Proof 69. The coin is designated First Releases for submission to NGC for grading within the first thirty days of release and certified Ultra Cameo (UC) for the exceptionally sharp differentiation between the frosted and mirrored surfaces. The $8 proof is presented in a colorful NGC Australian Flag Core holder, its flag themed label signed by reverse designer, John Mercanti. Mercanti's reputable career not only included designing some of the most popular world coins, but also included creating the reverse design of one of the most popular American coins: The American Silver Eagle.
Add this uniquely presented 2018-P High Relief Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 5 oz. Silver Proof to your collection!
This 2018-P Australia 5 oz High Relief Silver Wedge-Tailed Eagle Proof $8 Coin NGC PF69 UC FR Flag Core Mercanti Signed Flag Label is proudly minted by the Perth Mint. The Perth Mint was established in 1899. Today it produces popular series, including the Kookaburra, Koala, and Kangaroo series.
|Year of Issue:||2018|
|Release Type:||First Releases|
|Label/Signature:||Mercanti Signed Flag Label|
|Display Weight:||5 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||155.517 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||5 oz|
|Obverse Design:||Queen Elizabeth II Portrait|
|Reverse Design:||Pair of Wedge-Tailed Eagles with Young|
|Reverse Designer/Engraver:||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Obverse Designer/Engraver:||John M. Mercanti|
The Perth Mint’s landmark Australian Wedge Tailed Eagle series boasts the first ever collaboration between a former United States Mint Chief Engraver and a foreign mint. The series features one of Australia's most iconic birds of prey, the Wedge Tailed Eagle. Learn more about the series, its history, and the Australian Eagle it celebrates.