The Wedge-tailed Eagle is Australia’s largest bird of prey and one of the biggest eagles in the world. Found throughout mainland Australia, Tasmania and southern New Guinea, the Wedge-tailed Eagle has a wingspan of up to 2.7 metres, and displays a long, wedge-shaped tail and feathered legs.
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 5oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
The Perth Mint will issue no more than 5,000 of the 2016 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 5oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin.
The coin’s reverse depicts an impressive Wedge-tailed Eagle perching on a tree branch.
The coin’s high relief reverse and obverse are minted on concave surfaces to ensure the optimum flow of metal is achieved by the strike of the die.
This coin is housed in a classic Perth Mint presentation case with a themed, customised shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.