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2024 $8 Australian Wedge Tailed Eagle 5oz Silver Proof High Relief Gilded Coin

2024 $8 Australian Wedge Tailed Eagle 5oz Silver Proof High Relief Gilded Coin

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2024 $8 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 5oz Silver Proof High Relief Gilded Coin

This extraordinary 5oz silver proof high relief gilded coin showcases an Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle.

Named for its long, distinctively shaped tail, 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 Papua New Guinea, the bird has an impressive wingspan of up to 2.7m. 

Distinctive black, brown and reddish-brown feathers extend to cover its legs.

The Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2023 5oz Silver Proof High Relief Gilded Coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 99.9% pure silver and issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.No more than 1,000 of these coins will be released worldwide.

The coin's reverse features a magnificent wedge-tailed eagle with outstretched wings standing on a branch. Together with the coin's rims and serrated edge, the bird is gilded in 24-carat gold. 

The design also includes the inscription 'AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE', the 2024 year-date, weight, fineness and The Perth Mint's 'P' Mintmark.

Each coin's obverse portrays the Dan Thomas effigy of His Majesty King Charles III, and the monetary denomination. Also included is a privy mark depicting a wedge-tailed eagle about to land on a tree branch, representing the first coin in this series.

The reverse design elements typically pressed in raised high relief have been recessed below the coin's surface in an impressively detailed incused strike. The coin's obverse has been struck in The Perth Mint's traditional high relief finish.

Each coin is housed in a grey leatherette case within a themed shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Denomination :  $8

Quality :            Proof

Metal :               Silver

Weight :            155.533 gms

Diameter :         50.90mm

Mintage :           1,000

Certificate of Authenticity : Perth Mint Numbered Certificate of Authenticity


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