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Wedge-tailed Eagle reaches new high in 2018

Topics [ silver bullion coins Australian Wedge Tailed Eagle silver ]

In his third design for The Perth Mint’s Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle coin series, renowned engraver John M. Mercanti explores the relationships between a chick and its parents for a beautifully composed new portrayal.

Unrivalled in his experience of depicting large birds of prey, the former Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint captures the intimate bond between mother and eaglet while a protective male hovers in the sky overhead.

8 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Seen stooping towards her needy offspring in a stance that conveys natural concern and responsibility, the female wedge-tailed eagle makes a wonderful centrepiece to the design with meticulously observed plumage.

Her airborne mate, with his powerful wings fully extended, shows off the distinctive wedge-shaped tail from which the species takes its name.

This stunning design, which will be struck on a range of forthcoming releases from The Perth Mint, can be seen for the first time on our Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 1oz Silver Bullion Coin for 2018.

Aimed at investors with an eye for classic design and a superior quality finish, the exceptional series has gained an international following which will likely be keen to take advantage of another highly memorable John Mercanti study.

Struck from 99.99% pure silver, issued as Australian legal tender and restricted to a worldwide mintage of just 50,000, the superb new coin represents an exceptional opportunity for anyone in search of high quality silver investments.

Registered bullion clients are invited to place orders at www.perthmintbullion.com.

Other buyers should visit The Perth Mint’s Bullion Trading Desk at 310 Hay Street in East Perth, or contact us by telephone on 1300 201 112 (Australia) / +61 8 9421 7218 (International).



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New silver and platinum bullion coins for investors

Topics [ Australian Platypus platinum bullion coin silver bullion coins Australian Wedge Tailed Eagle ]

2017 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Today marks the release of the 2017-dated Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 1oz Silver Bullion Coin featuring the impressive design work of John Mercanti, a legendary coin sculptor-engraver who held the position of Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint between 2006 and 2010.

 

Available for the first time in 99.99% (four nines) silver, this meticulously struck coin depicts John’s wonderful portrayal of a wedge-tailed eagle, Australia’s largest bird of prey, standing imperiously on a tree branch. Rich in design detail, the shiny finish of the eagle’s plumage stands out in eye-catching contrast to the coin’s delicately frosted background.

This superb release can be acquired in-person at The Perth Mint’s bullion desk, 310 Hay Street, East Perth, by telephone on 1300 201 112, or via www.perthmintbullion.com. Alternatively, buyers can contact their local bullion dealer.

Internationally, the 2017 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 1oz Silver Bullion Coin is available exclusively through GovMint.

2017 Australian Platypus 1oz Platinum Bullion Coin

Rarer than both gold and silver, platinum is an alternative precious metal used by some investors to diversify their bullion holdings. To meet this need, the Australian Platypus is fastidiously crafted by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.95% pure platinum for annual release.

 

Almost as rare as the metal itself, the extraordinary platypus is an egg-laying aquatic mammal. Only found in freshwater lakes and streams of eastern Australia, its unique appearance includes a duck-like bill and beaver-like tail. 

With a high quality ‘reverse proof’ finish, the 2017 Australian Platypus 1oz Platinum Bullion Coin portrays a stylised representation of a diving platypus. Available from The Perth Mint’s bullion desk at 310 Hay Street, East Perth, or by telephone on 1300 201 112, it can also be acquired from authorised dealers across Australia.

Internationally, the 2017 Australian Platypus 1oz Platinum Bullion Coin is available from leading coin dealers.



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