2018 Australia $2 2-oz Silver Wedge Tailed Eagle Piedfort NGC PF70UC

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Australia’s Wedge-Tailed Eagle Has Put on a Little Weight!

 

There’s no denying it – former U.S. Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti is a numismatic legend. Not only has he created more coin and medal designs than any other U.S Mint engraver in history, he’s also the first former Chief Engraver to design coins for a foreign world mint. That series – Australia’s Wedge-Tailed Eagle – became an instant collector favorite upon its release in 2014. Little did we know that when we brought Mercanti and the Perth Mint together to collaborate on the new coin that we'd help start an international sensation!

 

In 2018, the Perth Mint did something extra special to Mercanti’s Wedge-Tailed Eagle: They’re fattened him up! That’s right, for the first time in the 5-year history of the series they have released a double-thick two-ounce silver Piedfort! Struck on an extra thick planchet of 99.99% pure silver, the design is the same as what appears on the thinner one-ounce version. Piedforts take their name from the French words for “heavy weight.” This type of extra thick coin was first struck in France during the 12th century.

 

When you turn this legal tender coin over in your hand and marvel at its beauty, you’ll understand why the Perth Mint's reputation for innovation and producing coins of superior quality is unsurpassed. In fact, your coin is so nearly flawless that it has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being in perfect Proof-70 Ultra Cameo (PF70UC) condition, a distinction that means your perfectly-graded proof will have ZERO imperfections – showing all features and fields exactly as the engraver and mint intended!

 

And speaking of the design, the 2018 image is brand-new! In 2014 and 2015, the series featured Mercanti's vision of an eagle in flight, ready to land. The next two years displayed a perched eagle with a stoic and majestic gaze. Now, for 2018, the time is due for another new creation -- one that, along with all designs to follow, will be struck for one year and one year only! GovMint.com is proud to present the latest addition to this acclaimed series, featuring not just one but an entire FAMILY of exceptional eagles!

 

With just 3,000 of these magnificent coins available for the entire world, the time to secure yours is now! Add the 2018 Silver Wedge-Tailed Eagle Two-Ounce Piedfort Proof to your cart right now!

 

  • THREE EAGLES, ONE MAGNIFICENT DESIGN! -- For this 2018 creation, John Mercanti went back into his archive of unused designs originally submitted to the U.S. Mint. Featuring a baby eaglet being watched carefully by its mother, the father of the family is shown swooping in, ready to come home to the nest. It's the eagle family design that Mercanti has been waiting to create for years, finally realized in this gorgeous proof!

 

  • STRUCK IN HIGHLY PURE SILVER – Each coin begins as a hand-selected double-thick two-ounce planchet of highly pure 99.99% fine silver.

 

  • AUSTRALIAN LEGAL TENDER -- Each 2018 Silver Wedge-Tailed Eagle Two-Ounce Piedfort Proof is two dollars Australian legal tender.  All the details are engraved on the obverse along with Ian Rank-Broadley's profile of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The coin's silver content, the year 2018 and the signature "P" mintmark join the wedge-tailed eagle family on the reverse.

 

  • GRADED IN PERFECT PROOF CONDITION! -- Your 2018 Silver Wedge-Tailed Eagle Two-Ounce Piedfort has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being in perfect Proof-70 Ultra Cameo (PF70UC) condition, a distinction that means your perfectly-graded proof will have ZERO imperfections – showing all features and fields exactly as the engraver and mint intended!

 

  • A LIMITED MINTAGE EVENT -- The Perth Mint has set the maximum worldwide edition limit of these 2018 Silver Wedge-Tailed Eagle Two-Ounce Piedfort Proofs at exactly 3,000! Your proof will also be accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity.

 

That's right - there are only 3,000 of these proofs for Wedge-Tailed Eagle collectors around the world! And, unless you live in Australia, your ONLY source for this stunning silver coin is GovMint.com. The entire Wedge-Tailed Eagle series has been a global hit since 2014, and we're expecting this installment to soar right out of our vaults. Don't wait another moment -- add this double-thick 2018 Silver Wedge-Tailed Eagle Two-Ounce Piedfort Proof to your collection today!

Year of Issue 2018
Country Australia
Composition Silver
Purity 0.9999
Condition Graded
Grade PF70
Denomination 2.00
Currency Type Dollar
Mint Name Perth Mint
Coin Weight 62.213 Grams - g
Weight 2 Ounces - oz
Dimensions 40.6mm
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