Long Beard's Blog

27 Mar 2022

The New Eagle Has Landed!

Coins-World | Long Beard

The weekly blog was posted not a few hours earlier, however this absolute stunner could not wait to be shared so I'll keep it short. Those who have been following me know that the Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle series (2014- ) from the Perth Mint are the crowning jewel of my ever expanding hoard. This is the 2022 release in a true ultra high relief not seen in years, if at all, and truly life-like. I found one, graded in an NGC PF70 (the only grade I'm buying of the entire series) but way over priced. So now I'm back up to 8 for completion of every issue, including 2022, in uncirculated, proof and high relief proof finishes which may be viewed on my collections page. To be clear, this is a completely new way of doing a high relief by the master himself, John Mercanti.

The image is courtesy of the Perth Mint



Level 5

Truly a beautiful coin. I will have to keep an eye out for one.


Level 5

This coin is stunning! I got a call from a dealer about the 5oz version of this coin. The explanation of the coin over the phone does not do it justice. I might have opted for the 1oz version, but sadly, being retired, unless this is something that fits my collecting criteria, I feel I have to pass on it. However, this takes nothing away from the coin!

I. R. Bama

Level 5

The Ozzie's certainly are very talented in their creations


Level 5

This is an absolutely astonishing design! I just saw a thing on the mint website about those. Maybe I will consider buying one.


Level 6

This is a beauty indeed! I saw it yesterday on a web-site. I may have to get one for my collection... ; )

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Level 6

Wooow ! Awesome coin . That is beautiful, my favorite the Eagle Australia's Silver coin .

It's Mokie

Level 6

What beautiful work, harkens back to the work of the master engravers of the American coinage renaissance period.


Level 6

I was drooling over this coin just yesterday. I true beauty. Glad I'm not the only one here. I love this baby. I want one. I would love to get the 2 ounce ultra high relief. wow! I also will likely go for a raw one. Thanks. Great job.


Level 5

Awesome coin (I too love these--just have yet to get one), and nice blog!


Level 7

By far its a beautiful set. I love the eagle. The quality at the Perth mint is terrific! I had bought early one's but was not ready to do another set going 30 years. I don't know how long it will go but I hope it goes a long way!Thanks and enjoy the coin!

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