Rare 2 OZ Wedge-tailed Eagle designed by John Mercanti

Posted by Derek Sawchenko on

2 oz Gold Perth Mint coin designed by John Mercanti. It features a wedge-tailed eagle feeding its offspring with another eagle in the distance. The coin reads: Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle; 2018 2 oz .999 Gold.

Last month, the Perth Mint released a 2 oz gold coin that features Australia's wedged-tail eagle. The coin depicts a mother eagle tending to her child as the father scans the surrounding area for threats and prey. This is the 3rd design in 3 years that the legendary John Mercanti has designed.

The specifications of this high-relief gold coin are 36.60 mm, 62.213 g (2 oz) .9999 fine with a mintage of only 250. As with Mercanti’s two previous designs of 2016 and 2017, further versions of this new rendition are to be expected in gold and silver throughout the year.


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