Gold Kilo 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Kilo 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Kilo 2021 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 sixth design by John M. Mercanti (the series features a new design every year).

The Mint says about it:
This magnificent tribute to Australia’s largest bird of prey is The Perth Mint’s first kilo-sized gold coin featuring an "incused" design.

The subject of master coin engraver John M. Mercanti’s outstanding artistry since 2014, the wedge-tailed eagle can be observed throughout mainland Australia and in the island state of Tasmania. It favours lightly wooded country offering ready access to prey including rabbits, hares, lizards and snakes.

The coin’s impressively detailed artistry portrays a swooping wedge-tailed eagle with a snake in it's talons. Unlike a traditional raised relief coin, its design is incused - meaning it is pressed below the surface of the coin by the die.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage10
Obverse
Australia / Gold Kilo 2021 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 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin portrays a dramatic image of a swooping wedge-tailed eagle with a snake in its talons.

Around above, the inscription AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE.

Around below, the date of issue and the precious metal content: 2021 1 KILO 9999 GOLD (one kilogram of 99.99% gold).

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

Reverse Inscription AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE 2021 1 KILO 9999 GOLD
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Notes

Gold content (Troy oz): 32.151
Finish: proof, incused.
Packaging: in a deluxe timber display case within a themed, customised shipper. There is a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Item ID: 21J97AAA
Issue price: AU$ 109,000.00

See also

Coins in the Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle series issued in 2021 include:
- 1 oz Platinum, Reverse Proof, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2021
- 1 kg Gold, Incuse Proof, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2021
- 5 oz Gold, Ultra High Relief, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Reverse Proof, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2021
- 1 kg Silver, Incuse Proof, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2021
- 10 oz Silver, Ultra High Relief, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2021
- 5 oz Silver, Reverse Proof, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2021
- 2 oz Silver, Ultra High Relief, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2021
- 1 oz Silver Reverse Proof, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2021
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2021

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Gold Kilo 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Kilo (1 kg)
Issued2021
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
Thickness16.000 mm
Mass1,000.100 g
OCC IDYRVP-EVRC-WWLJ-EDQG
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