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2017-P Australian Silver Wedge-Tailed Eagle Coins

2017 Silver Wedge-Tailed Eagle

Australia’s Silver Wedge-Tailed Eagle bullion coin series began in 2014, after being designed by 12th Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint, John Mercanti. Famous for designing the heraldic eagle on reverse of the world-renown American Silver Eagle, this new eagle design created by Mercanti in 2014, brought him to the limelight once again. This release garnered much attention for not only for the beauty of the design, but also because it was the first time in history that a U.S. Mint Chief Engraver had designed a coin for another country.

Struck from 1 oz. of .999 fine silver, these fine silver bullion coins have quickly risen to fame among silver stackers and collectors alike. The series has continued from its release back in 2014, with an issue every year.

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2017 Silver Wedge-Tailed Eagle Coin Design

The Silver Wedge-Tailed Eagle series began with a stunning reverse design of a Wedge-Tailed Eagle in flight. This highly appreciated design was used again for the Silver Wedge-Tailed Eagle in 2015, which led many collectors to think that the series would use the same design for its duration. These thoughts were ended in 2016, when John Mercanti created an entirely new design for that year’s issue.

Instead of the design of the Wedge-Tailed Eagle in flight, it now depicted the eagle perched at the top of a barbed wire fence post – surely a common scene from the Australian outback.

The obverse design of the 2017-P Silver Wedge-Tailed Eagle shows a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, the current monarch of Great Britain. .