On April 3, Australia’s Perth Mint released the first coin of a third John M. Mercanti rendering of Australia’s Wedge-tailed Eagle.
The reverse of the 36.60 mm, 62.213 g (2 oz) .9999 fine gold high-relief proof $200 shows a mother Wedge-tail looking down on her chick. In the background, the male bird patrols the skies. Mintage is 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.
If your preferred dealer is unable to supply, check out the Mint’s online shop.
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