2019 Australia $8 5-oz Silver Wedge-Tailed Eagle High Relief Proof NGC PF69UC First Releases w/Mercanti Signature

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A New Wedge-Tailed Eagle Design Has Landed for 2019!

In 2014, John Mercanti and the Perth Mint made numismatic history with the introduction of the Wedge-Tailed Eagle Series. It was the very first time that a former Chief Engraver of the United States Mint partnered with a foreign mint to create a legal-tender coin. Since then, Mercanti's skill in design and engraving combined with the Perth Mint’s exceptional production quality has given flight to what has since become a beloved series the world over.

The Mercanti-Perth Mint partnership continues in 2019 with the release of a new one-year-only design that is sure to have particular appeal to collectors. For this year’s Wedge-Tailed Eagle design, Mercanti, the 12th Chief Engraver at the U.S. Mint, has given us a portrait of an eagle in flight descending against a backdrop of sun rays, its talons extended as if closing in on its prey. Struck in fantastic high relief this gorgeous coin measures 50.6 mm in diameter and features a magnificent design that celebrates Australia's largest bird of prey – a design that could have originated only through the brilliant talents of John Mercanti!

Each coin begins as a hand-selected five-ounce planchet of highly pure 99.99% fine silver. Then, the artisans at the Perth Mint strike each coin as only they can. When you turn this 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.

Your 2019 Wedge-Tailed Eagle Five-Ounce Silver Proof has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being in near-perfect Proof-69 Ultra Cameo (PF69UC) condition, a distinction that means your almost-flawless coin will showcase an impressive full strike and indistinguishable imperfections – well above and beyond the quality of the vast majority of coins in the series. In addition, NGC has graded your proof to be a First Releases (FR) coin, a designation that means it was received by NGC or an NGC-approved depository within the first 30 days of the its release To top it off, your coin will come sonically sealed in an acrylic holder along with a label that has been personally signed by John Mercanti!

With a mintage of only 2,500, you will need act fast to capture your 2019 Wedge-Tailed Eagle Five-Ounce Silver Proof. Since taking flight, this series has been immensely popular, so order yours now because these Eagles may not be around for long. Click one to your cart today!

  • THREE EAGLES, ONE MAGNIFICENT DESIGN! – 2019 marks just the second year in the six-year-old series to feature a one-year-only design. For this year’s edition, former U.S. Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti has given us a portrait of an eagle in flight descending against a backdrop of sun rays, its talons extended as if closing in on its prey. A regal portrait of Queen Elizabeth II graces the coin’s obverse!
  • STRUCK IN HIGHLY PURE SILVER – These coins are struck in five Troy ounces of highly pure 99.99% fine silver and measure 50.6 mm in diameter.
  • AUSTRALIAN LEGAL TENDER – Each 2019 Five-Ounce Silver Wedge-Tailed Eagle is $8 Australian legal tender. All the details are engraved on the obverse including the coin's silver content, the year 2019 and the signature "P" mintmark.
  • GRADED IN NEAR-PERFECT PROOF CONDITION – Your 2019 Wedge-Tailed Eagle Five-Ounce Silver Proof has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being in near-perfect Proof-69 Ultra Cameo (PF69UC) condition, a distinction that means your almost-flawless coin will showcase an impressive full strike and indistinguishable imperfections – well above and beyond the quality of the vast majority of coins in the series.
  • PERSONALLY SIGNED BY JOHN MERCANTI – Your coin will come sonically sealed in an acrylic holder along with a label that has been personally signed by John Mercanti!
  • KEY FIRST RELEASES CERTIFICATION – NGC has graded your proof to be a First Releases (FR) coin, a designation that means your proof was received by NGC or an NGC-approved depository within the first 30 days of the its release.
  • A LIMITED MINTAGE EVENT – The Perth Mint has set the mintage of these Wedge-Tailed Eagle coins at exactly 2,500!

That's right – that's only 2,500 of these coins 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 2019 Australia Wedge-Tailed Eagle Five-Ounce Silver High Relief Proof to your collection today!

Year of Issue 2019
Country Australia
Composition Silver
Purity 0.9999
Condition Graded, Proof
Relief Type High Relief
Grade PF69UCAM
Denomination 8.00
Currency Type Dollar
Mint Name Perth Mint
Coin Weight 155.6 Grams - g
Weight 5 Ounces - oz
Dimensions 50.6mm