Australia’s 2020 Wedge-Tailed Eagle is Ready to Dive Into Your Collection
In 2014, John Mercanti and the Perth Mint made numismatic history with the introduction of the Wedge-Tailed Eagle Series. It was the 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 2020 with the release of a new one-year-only design that is sure to have particular appeal to collectors. For this year’s design, Mercanti, the 12th Chief Engraver at the U.S. Mint, has given us a close-up of Australia’s largest bird of prey as it prepares to dive for its next meal. Struck in fantastic high relief in a full ounce of highly-pure 99.99% silver, it’s a magnificent design that celebrates Australia's largest bird of prey – a design that could have originated only from the brilliant talents of John Mercanti!
Your 2020 One-Ounce Silver Wedge-Tailed Eagle will come 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! It will also arrive in an official Perth Mint presentation case and accompanied by a mint-issued Certificate of Authenticity.
With a mintage of just 5,000 one-ounce silver high relief proofs, you will need act fast to capture your 2020 One-Ounce Silver Wedge-Tailed Eagle. 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!
NEW ONE-YEAR-ONLY DESIGN – The 2020 Australia Wedge-Tailed Eagle’s new one-year-only design is the creation of former United States Chief Engraver John Mercanti and depicts a close-up of Australia’s largest bird of prey as it prepares to dive for its next meal. The coin’s obverse features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
STRUCK IN HIGHLY-PURE SILVER– Each 2020 Wedge-tailed Eagle coin was struck in stunning high relief from one ounce of highly-pure 99.99% silver at the Perth Mint, which is represented by a “P” mint mark on the left side of the reverse. The Perth Mint is revered by collectors throughout the world for the consistent, outstanding quality of its coins.
AUSTRALIA LEGAL TENDER – Each 2020 Silver Wedge-Tailed Eagle is one dollar legal tender in Australia and measures 27.3 mm in diameter.
GRADED IN GORGEOUS PROOF CONDITION – Your 2020 One-Ounce Silver Wedge-Tailed Eagle will come 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!
A LIMITED MINTAGE – Although this series has become a favorite among collectors, this mintage will consist of just 5,000 one-ounce silver proofs.
The release of the 2020 One-Ounce Silver Wedge-Tailed Eagle is a major numismatic event, one that collectors, silver stackers and fans of John Mercanti’s work will all be vying to secure. Don’t miss your chance to acquire this fabulous coin. Order yours now!