Gold Kilo 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Kilo 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Kilo 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle

The Australian one kilo gold piece (abbreviated as 1 kg 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 fifth design by John M. Mercanti (the series features a new design every year).

The Mint says about it:
"This extraordinary release struck from 1 kilo of pure gold is in many respects beyond comparison. The Wedge-tailed Eagle series portrays intimate studies of Australia’s largest bird of prey. Each carefully considered design from the former Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, John M. Mercanti, reveals more about the life and habits of this powerful, majestic bird that can be seen across the continent in coastal, desert and alpine habitats."

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage10
Obverse
Australia / Gold Kilo 2020 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 · 3000 DOLLARS ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 3000 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Gold Kilo 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle - reverse photo

The coin’s reverse depicts a close-up representation of a swooping wedge-tailed eagle with its talons outstretched and ready to strike.

Around above, the inscription AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE.

Around below, the date of issue and the precious metal content: 2020 1 KILO 9999 GOLD (one kilogram of 99.99% gold).

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

Reverse Inscription AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE 2020 1 KILO 9999 GOLD
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Notes

Finish: proof.
Packaging: in deluxe presentation case with a gold foiled box shipper. There is a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Item ID: 20F81AAA
Issue price: AU$ 109,000.00

See also

Coins in the Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle series issued in 2020 include:
- 1.5 oz Gold and Platinum, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2020
- 1 oz Platinum, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2020
- 1 kg Gold, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2020
- 5 oz Gold, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2020
- 2 oz Gold, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2020
- 1 oz Gold, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2020
- 10 oz Silver, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2020
- 5 oz Silver, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2020
- 2 oz Silver, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2020
- 1 oz Silver High Relief, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2020
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2020

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Gold Kilo 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Kilo (1 kg)
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Australian version)
Face Value3000 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage10
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerJohn M. Mercanti
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size75.900 mm
Thickness13.700 mm
Mass1,000.100 g
OCC IDQRAP-EBNC-NDZN-EYJD
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