2022 5oz Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle Silver Proof Ultra High Relief Coin

Portraying master engraver John M. Mercanti’s seventh impression of the Australian wedge-tailed eagle, this remarkable 5oz silver proof release is struck with a coining technique offering a greater three-dimensional aspect to its design.
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Queensland Mint is proud to present the 2022 Australian 5oz Wedge-Tailed Eagle Silver Ultra High Relief Coin from the Perth Mint.

The Wedge-tailed Eagle Coin Series features designs of Australia’s largest bird of prey by master coin engraver John M. Mercanti. The portrayal on this stunning high relief release focuses on the magnificent bird’s head.  The raw nature conveyed by the artistry also benefits from an enhanced reverse proof finish - against a frosted background, the shiny surface of the bird is embellished with a range of subtle variations. Contained within the design is The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 5oz or 155.5g of 9999 fine Silver
  • Australian Legal Tender with government backed purity guarantee and face value of $8
  • Presentation packaging
  • Limited mintage 1,000

Reverse portrays the head of a wedge-tailed eagle. Standing proud of the coin’s table, the ultra high relief artistry accentuates the potent predator’s piercing eyes and powerful hooked beak. The inscription ‘AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE’ and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ Mintmark, contains coin’s weight, fineness and its 2022 year-date.

Obverse depicts the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary of $8

Queensland Mint would love to hear from you. Our customer service team is available by +617 3184 8300 or [email protected].

Products specifications

Year 2022
Mint Perth Mint
Variant Wedge-Tailed Eagle
Type Coin
Weight 5oz
Purity 9999
Origin Australian
Denomination $8
Metal Silver
Product ID 1357
Grade High Relief Proof
Series Collector Bullion
Form Minted
Karat 24
Monarch Elizabeth II
Theme Fauna
Condition New Direct from Mint
Superfund Approved No