Gold Five Ounces 2019 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Five Ounces 2019 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Five Ounces 2019 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle

The Australian five ounces gold piece (abbreviated as 5 oz and designated with Au for "gold") is a bullion coin format. Uniquely, in Australia there are two mints authorised to strike legal tender: the Royal Australian Mint (which also makes the country's circulating coinage) and the Perth Mint which only makes collector and bullion coins, as well as other bullion products.

Both mints endeavour to create coins with attractive designs, and to introduce new designs and themes often, in order to raise the numismatic value of the coins over the value of previous metal used.

This coin is part of the Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle series by the Perth Mint, and the fourth design by John M. Mercanti (the series features a new design every year).

The Mint says about it:
"Former chief engraver of the US Mint John M. Mercanti depicts the Australian wedge-tailed eagle’s impressive wingspan in his latest design for The Perth Mint. The extraordinary detail of the high relief strike makes this 5oz gold masterpiece a popular annual release.

The coin’s reverse depicts a magnificent wedge-tailed eagle in flight with wings fully extended and stylised rays of sunlight in the background."

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage75
Obverse
Australia / Gold Five Ounces 2019 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown and the Victoria Coronation necklace worn for her Coronation. This is her effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait" worldwide and "Sixth Portrait" in Australia, in "uncouped" version - showing the Queen's shoulders and not terminating at the neck as the normal version.

On the left, in small letters on the Queen's shoulder, the artist's initials J.C (for Jody Clark).

Running continuously around the rim is the monarch's legend and the face value: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Gold Five Ounces 2019 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle - reverse photo

The coin’s reverse depicts a wedge-tailed eagle in flight, with wings fully extended. In the background, stylised rays of sunlight.

Around right, the inscription AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE. Around below, the date of issue and the precious metal content: 2019 5oz 9999 GOLD (five troy ounces of 99.99% gold).

The P mint mark of the Perth Mint is to the left of the eagle. The designer's initials JM (for John M. Mercanti) are on the eagle's tail.

Reverse Inscription AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE 2019 5oz 9999 GOLD
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, high relief.
Packaging: in wooden presentation case within a themed shipper. There is a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Item ID: 19C32DAA
Issue price: AU$ 19,995.00

See also

Coins in the Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle series issued in 2019 include:
- 1.5 oz Gold and Platinum, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2019
- 1 oz Platinum, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2019
- 1 kg Gold, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2019
- 5 oz Gold, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2019
- 2 oz Gold, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2019
- 1 oz Gold, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2019
- 10 oz Silver, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2019
- 5 oz Silver, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2019
- 2 oz Silver, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2019
- 1 oz Silver High Relief, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2019
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2019

All (18) coins of type: Gold Five Ounces (5 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Five Ounces 2015 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 99 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2016 Australian Koala 99 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2016 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 199 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2017 Australian Koala 75 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2017 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 75 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2018 Australian Koala 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2018 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 75 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2019 Australian Koala 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2019 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 75 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 Australian Kookaburra 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS · 1990 2020
Gold Five Ounces 2020 Australian Kangaroo 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 Australian Koala 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Australian Kookaburra 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Australian Kangaroo - Nugget 75 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 5oz 9999 Au 2021 500 DOLLARS
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Australian Koala 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Mythical Creatures - Unicorn 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 5oz 9999 Au 2021 500 DOLLARS
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 500 DOLLARS ·
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Gold Five Ounces 2019 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Five Ounces (5 oz)
Issued2019
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Australian version)
Face Value500 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage75
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerJohn M. Mercanti
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.650 mm
Thickness10.500 mm
Mass155.533 g
OCC IDGAVP-EXAC-MLBJ-OMDY
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