Gold Kilo 2022 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Kilo 2022 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Kilo 2022 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 seventh design by John M. Mercanti (the series features a new design every year).

The Mint says about it:
Named for its long, distinctively shaped tail, the wedge-tailed eagle is Australia’s largest bird of prey and one of the biggest eagles in the world. With an impressive wingspan of up to 2.5 metres, it can also be recognised from its long, powerful legs which are feathered all the way to its feet.

By legendary US sculptor John M. Mercanti, the design portrays the imperious head of a wedge-tailed eagle. Distinguishing the animal from a delicately frosted table, a subtle range of shiny surfaces highlights the bird’s hooked beak and intense eye - key characteristics of its dominant predatory status.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage10
Obverse
Australia / Gold Kilo 2022 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 2022 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle - reverse photo

The coin portrays a dramatic close-up impression of the magnificent bird’s head. The artistry highlights its superbly effective eyes, which allow it to pinpoint prey from a great height, and a large, hooked beak, which it uses to rip the hide and meat from prey.

Around above, the inscription AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE.

Around below, the date of issue and the precious metal content: 2022 1 KILO 9999 GOLD (one kilogram of 99.99% gold).

The P mint mark of the Perth Mint is in the rim on the right. The designer's initials JM (for John M. Mercanti) are on the eagle's neck, above the 9999 in the inscription.

Reverse Inscription AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE 2022 1 KILO 9999 GOLD
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Notes

Silver content (Troy oz): 32.151
Finish: enhanced reverse proof (mirror-polished designs on frosted background).
Packaging: accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, the coin is housed in an elegant timber display case and an illustrated shipper.
Date of issue: September 2022.
Issue price: AU$ 109,000.00

See also

Coins in the Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle series issued in 2022 include:
- 1 oz Platinum Reverse Proof, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2022
- 1 kg Gold, Enhanced Reverse Proof, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2022
- 5 oz Gold Reverse Proof, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2022
- 1 oz Gold Ultra High Relief, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2022
- 1 kg Silver, Enhanced Reverse Proof, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2022
- 10 oz Silver, Ultra High Relief, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2022
- 5 oz Silver Ultra High Relief, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2022
- 2 oz Silver Reverse Proof Piedfort, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2022
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2022
- 1 oz Silver Ultra High Relief, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2022

All (13) coins of type: Gold Kilo (1 kg)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Kilo 2018 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 3000 DOLLARS ·
Gold Kilo 2018 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 15 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 3000 DOLLARS ·
Gold Kilo 2019 Year of the Pig unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1KG 9999 GOLD 2019 3000 DOLLARS
Gold Kilo 2019 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 3000 DOLLARS ·
Gold Kilo 2019 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 10 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 3000 DOLLARS ·
Gold Kilo 2020 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 3000 DOLLARS ·
Gold Kilo 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 10 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 3000 DOLLARS ·
Gold Kilo 2020 Australian Olympic Team unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 3000 DOLLARS ·
Gold Kilo 2021 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 3000 DOLLARS ·
Gold Kilo 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 10 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 3000 DOLLARS ·
Gold Kilo 2022 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 3000 DOLLARS ·
Gold Kilo 2022 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 10 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 3000 DOLLARS ·
Gold Kilo 2023 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 1952 - 2022 · AUSTRALIA · 3000 DOLLARS ·
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Gold Kilo 2022 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Kilo (1 kg)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped 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 IDRNAZ-OGWC-YRNB-OXJL
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