The release of the Wedge-Tailed eagle was major news in the numismatic world. The design was created by John Mercanti, the 12th Chief engraver of the U.S. Mint in 2014. This is the first time in history that a previous Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint has designed a coin for another world Mint!
The fact that John Mercanti is known for creating another very popular eagle design on a coin – the reverse of the American Silver Eagle - makes these eagle designs even more popular. His initial design, which displayed an Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle swooping down with its talons extended, was used on the 2014 and 2015 issue. The 2016 version has a new design showing the Wedge-Tailed Eagle perched, with wings folded to its sides.
ModernCoinMart (MCM) is happy to present this exceptional coin to our customers, in its 1 oz. size. It is struck using .9999 fine gold on a planchet with a diameter of 27.3mm. The combination of a High Relief Strike with a proof finish gives this design a stunning look against the field of the coin. Its text stands out sharply as well, and the coin has a very prestigious appearance.
We offer these coin certified by the highly respected Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), in various grades. We also offer our exclusive Australia label, which allows collector's to purchase this unique coin with a deeper Australian theme. Whether you are looking to purchase a Proof 69 or a Proof 70, this exceptional High Relief coin would make a fine addition to your collection!
If you're more traditional, MCM has an option for you. We will purchase some coins from the Perth Mint that we put straight up onto our website, instead of sending them to be graded. These coins come in the same packaging they were placed in at Perth – a wooden display case with an outside protective, graphic box.