2017 Australia $1 1-oz Silver Wedge Tailed Eagle Proof

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A Silver Eagle Proof Made in Collector Heaven


Over the past few decades, the reputations of John Mercanti as an engraver and of the Perth Mint as one of the top mints – if not the very best mint – in the world have been established and solidified. During his time as the U.S. Mint’s 12th Chief Engraver, Mercanti produced more than 100 coin and medal designs for American coinage. At the same time, the Perth Mint has given the world such wonders as its beloved Kookaburra and the iconic Lunar Series. Can you imagine what could be better than a collaborative effort between the two in the first ever Australia-American collaborative coin series?


Well, you can stop dreaming because it has actually happened!


The Mercanti-Perth Mint relationship began in 2014 with the first ever pure silver Australian Wedge Tailed Eagle. That relationship has blossomed with the continuation of the series. Now you can secure the 2017 coin in gorgeous Proof condition. For fans of eagle coins, John Mercanti, and the Perth Mint; a collection is not complete without this stunning coin! Get yours now before these 2017-dated Eagles fly out of our vaults and into the nests of some other lucky collectors! Click it to your cart today!


  • THE LATEST IN THE YOUNG WEDGE TAILED EAGLE SERIES – The Wedge Tailed Eagle series began in 2014 and quickly captured the interest and imagination of collectors. It has been issued every year since.


  • STRUCK IN HIGHLY PURE SILVER – These 2017 Australia Wedge Tailed Eagle coins have has been struck in one full ounce of 99.99% silver.


  • AUSTRALIA LEGAL TENDER – Each 2017 Wedge Tailed Eagle is $1 legal tender in Australia. In addition to making some of the world’s most popular coins, the country is also famous for the natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and the Outback, as well as the Sydney Opera House.


  • GORGEOUS PROOF CONDITION – Your 2017 Wedge Tailed Eagle One-Ounce Silver Proof is in gorgeous proof condition, meaning it was expertly crafted by the mint from hand-selected planchets, polished dies and multiple strikes to produce beautifully frosted details rising over mirror-like fields!


  • EXCELLENT EXTRAS – The coin comes in a stunning display case from the Perth Mint. Also included is a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.


  • A LIMITED MINTAGE – While mintage for the bullion coin was considerably higher, only 5,000 of these proof coins have been issued.


The wedge tailed eagle is the king of Australian skies. It is among the largest eagles anywhere on the planet and is Australia’s largest bird of prey. Its wing span averages 8.2 feet, a daunting sight for any of its potential targets. While a predator feared by many animals, the creature is absolutely stunning, and John Mercanti beautifully captures the regality of this bird. With such a stunning subject, outstanding workmanship, and top-notch execution going into this coin, it will not be around for long. Order yours now at GovMint.com, the exclusive distributor of this coin outside of Australia!

Year of Issue 2017
Country Australia
Composition Silver
Purity 0.9999
Condition Proof
Denomination 1.00
Currency Type Dollar
Mint Name Perth Mint
Coin Weight 31.10 Grams - g
Weight 1 Ounce - oz
Dimensions 32.6mm
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