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Why purchase this First Day of Issue 2021-P Australian High Relief Wedge-Tailed Eagle Gold Enhanced Reverse Proof coin?
The Perth Mint has issued the Wedge-Tailed Eagle series since 2014, struck with magnificent imagery crafted by American sculptor John Mercanti, the former Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint. This 2021 dated ultra high relief release of the series represents a first for the Mint. It is the Mint's first-ever Wedge-Tailed Eagle to feature an enhanced reverse proof finish, which is characterized by a traditional frosted background with design elements finished with a dramatic combination of varying degrees of polished and frosted effects. The Wedge-Tailed Eagle series has featured an annually changing design since 2018; this is the sixth design of the series.
Stunning Wedge-Tailed Eagle Design
Obverse: The obverse right facing portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem was created by award-winning The Royal Mint sculptor Jody Clark in 2015. Inscriptions include "ELIZABETH II," "AUSTRALIA" and "100 DOLLARS."
Reverse: The 2021 design continues the Wedge-Tailed Eagle's hunt for prey depicted on the 2020 release, portraying the majestic bird in flight on the reverse, with an angry, struggling snake held triumphantly in its talons. The image frame contains the inscriptions "AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE" and "2021 1 OZ 9999 GOLD," along with the Perth Mint's "P" Mint mark.
Ultra Cameo Proof 70 Perfection
This 2021-P Australia $100 High Relief Wedge-Tailed Eagle Gold Enhanced Reverse Proof coin is deemed to be in flawless Proof 70 condition by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). The Ultra Cameo (UC) designation describes the exceptional visual contrast between the coin's mirrored and frosted finishes. The authenticated First Day of Issue release is presented in a protective NGC holder accompanied by an Australian flag style label bearing the signature of John Mercanti. The graded coin is housed in a Perth Mint display case accompanied by a uniquely numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
This First Day of Issue 2021-P Australian High Relief Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1 oz. Gold Enhanced Reverse Proof coin will be a cherished addition to your collection!
This 2021-P Australia 1 oz High Relief Gold Wedge-Tailed Eagle Enhanced Reverse Proof $100 Coin Scarce and Unique Coin Division NGC PF70 UC FDI Mercanti Signed 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:||2021|
|Release Type:||First Day of Issue|
|Variety:||Scarce and Unique Coin Division|
|Finish:||Enhanced Reverse Proof|
|Label/Signature:||Mercanti Signed Label|
|Display Weight:||1 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1035 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
|Obverse Design:||Queen Elizabeth II Portrait|
|Reverse Design:||Wedge-Tailed Eagle|
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.