In 2014, the Perth Mint introduced the Silver Wedge Tailed Eagle series. The series marked the first time that a US Mint engraver, in this case John Mercanti, had collaborated with a foreign mint on a coin. The new series has become extremely popular among collectors not only because of its exquisite designs but also due to its relatively low mintage's for a bullion series.
This latest edition is the fourth design in the series. It was struck from one ounce of .9999 fine silver, and the 2019 mintage is capped at just 50,000 pieces.
For the first time in decades, coins struck at the Perth Mint have a new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This one, which was designed by Jody Clark, shows the longest reigning monarch in British history in right-side profile with her shoulders open toward the holder. She wears a necklace and the same Royal Diamond Diadem that she wore at her coronation.
John Mercanti's reverse design, his fourth in this series, shows an eagle swooping down toward its prey. Its talons are stretched forward, indicating that he is about to snatch up his next victim..
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