Why add this $1 Australian 2023-P 1 oz Silver Wedge-Tailed Eagle to your collection?
The Silver Wedge-tailed Eagle Series is now in its tenth year. The series is significant because it marks the first time that a U.S. Mint engraver has designed a coin for a foreign mint. John Mercanti’s exquisite designs capture the power and beauty of these stunning creatures.
- This coin is $1 legal tender in Australia.
- This coin was struck from 1 oz of .9999 fine silver.
- Just 50,000 pieces have been struck.
- The “P” mint mark of the Perth Mint appears on the reverse.
- This is the tenth release in the Silver Wedge-tailed Eagle Series.
- This coin boasts a one-year-only reverse design.
- This piece was graded Mint State 69 by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC).
- The coin’s grade has been provided on a label that was hand signed by John Mercanti.
Majestic Wedge-Tailed Eagle Design by John Mercani
Obverse: The obverse bears a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II that was designed by Jody Clark. The deceased leader faces right wearing her Royal Diamond Diadem, as well as earrings and a necklace. Her effigy is encircled by a rim frame that bears inscriptions of her name, “ELIZABETH II,” the years of her reign, “1952-2022,” the name of the issuing country, “AUSTRALIA,” and the face value of the coin, “1 DOLLAR.” Jody Clark is best known in numismatic circles for his Queen Elizabeth II portraits and the Queen’s Beasts designs.
Reverse: A wedge-tailed eagle spreads its wings in flight in John Mercanti’s reverse design. The Eagle carries a branch in its talons. A rim frame bears inscriptions of the featured creature, “AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE,” the coin’s date, “2023,” and its weight and purity, “1 OZ 9999 SILVER.” John Mercanti was the twelfth US Mint Chief Engraver. He has designed more coins and medals than any other American in history.
Nearly Perfect MS69 with Mercanti Signed Label
Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) provided this coin’s grade on a label that was hand signed by John Mercanti. NGC awarded this piece a Mint State 69 grade, which means that it appears flawless to the naked eye.