The Wedge-Tailed Eagle is Australias largest bird of prey and one of the biggest eagles in the world. Found throughout mainland Australia, Tasmania and southern New Guinea, the Wedge-Tailed Eagle has a wingspan of up to 2.7 metres, and displays a long, wedge-shaped tail and feathered legs. This majestic bird is known to soar through the sky for hours on end, frequently reaching altitudes of up to 2,000 metres. In the heat of the day, the eagle makes use of hot thermal air currents that drift up from the ground to reach these dizzying heights, whilst expending little energy. The Wedge-Tailed Eagle can be found from sea level areas to alpine regions, though they favour forested land and open country, to rainforests and coastal heaths. They can often be seen perched in trees and on rocks and cliffs, from where they have a clear view of their surroundings, enabling them to defend their territory and identify prey. The 2015 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 5oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, and issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. No more than 2,500 of these coins will be released worldwide. DESIGN The coins reverse depicts an impressive Wedge-Tailed Eagle in mid-flight as it prepares to land on a tree branch. The design also includes the inscription AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE, the 2015 year-date and The Perth Mints P mintmark. The coins obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination. PRESENTATION This coin is housed in a classic grey case with a themed, customised shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Specialists in Australian and foreign bullion coins. Some countries in EU may face VAT on silver, but not gold products. Asian countries are different atoo. Again, please check first before purchasing as these costs are beyond our control. Or come to 180 Wright St, Cloverdale, Mon-Friday. The sale price is locked in at time of sale. All Bullion sales are FINAL and legally binding. Please Note – We are not responsible for typographical errors and reserve the right to void a sale at our discretion. Please consider your order carefully before ordering. The item “1 x 2015 Aust Wedge-Tailed Eagle 5oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin Perth Mint” is in sale since Tuesday, November 03, 2015. This item is in the category “Coins\Bullion\Silver\Coins & Rounds”. The seller is “perthbullion” and is located in Cloverdale, WA. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Composition: Silver