My newest edition is the Perth Mint 2018 Wedged Tailed Eagle. Mine is graded by NGC as a Proof 70 Ultra Cameo in a John Mercanti signed slab. Mr. Mercanti was our mints 12th. Chief Engraver. The coin is one ounce of 0.9999 pure silver. It is stamped in High Relief on a concave planchet. Its diameter is 32.6 mm and has a denomination of $1 Australian. It has a reeded edge. There is a total mintage of 10,000 coins. My coin happens to be # 3667.
This design is the 5th in the series of wedged tailed eagles. The reverse features a trio of the birds. In the foreground is a mother bird bending over her chick in the nest, which looks up at her. Beyond her, the male is shown flying back to their nest. The design has the inscription “AUSTRALIAN WEDGED-TAILED EAGLE” and 2018 1 oz 9999 SILVER. Also is the P mintmark for Perth.
The obverse is done by Ian Rank-Broadley. It features her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait. Around it is the lettering “ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA and 1 DOLLAR. The coin came with nice OGP (original government packaging) and a beautiful presentation box and a COA (certificate of authenticity).
I have wanted this coin for the entire year and was lucky enough to receive it as a birthday gift. I hope everyone enjoys this blog and the photos. Please feel free to comment. Thanks..