Gold Two Ounces 2014 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold Two Ounces 2014 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, Coin from Australia
CoinGold Two Ounces 2014 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle

The Australian two ounces gold piece (abbreviated as 2 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 the first issue in the Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle series by the Perth Mint, and the first design by John M. Mercanti (issued in 2014 and 2015 only).

The Mint says about it:
"Australia’s largest bird of prey, the majestic Wedge-tailed Eagle, is immortalised on this stunning 2oz gold proof coin. The Perth Mint commissioned American sculptor and engraver, John M. Mercanti, the twelfth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, to create the 2014 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle design."

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage1,000
Obverse
Australia / Gold Two Ounces 2014 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the face value: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Gold Two Ounces 2014 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle - reverse photo

The coin’s reverse depicts an impressive Wedge-tailed Eagle in mid-flight as it prepares to land on a tree branch.

Around above left, the inscription AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE. Around below, the date of issue and the precious metal content: 2014 2oz 9999 GOLD (two troy ounces of 99.99% gold).

The P mint mark of the Perth Mint is below the eagle.

Reverse Inscription AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE 2014 2oz 9999 GOLD
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, high relief.
Packaging: in presentation case within a themed shipper. There is a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Item ID: 14V16FAA
Issue price: AU$ 5,050.00

See also

Coins in the Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle series issued in 2014 include:
- 2 oz Gold, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2014
- 1 oz Gold, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2014
- 5 oz Silver, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2014
- 1 oz Silver High Relief, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2014
- 1 oz Silver, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2014

All (28) coins of type: Gold Two Ounces (2 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Two Ounces 2014 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2015 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2016 Australian Koala 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2016 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2017 Dragon and Phoenix 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 GOLD 2017 200 DOLLARS
Gold Two Ounces 2017 Australian Koala 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2017 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2018 Australian Kangaroo 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2018 Dragon and Tiger 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2018 2 DOLLARS
Gold Two Ounces 2018 Australian Koala 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2018 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2019 Australian Kangaroo 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2019 Australian Koala 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2019 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2020 Australian Kookaburra 125 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS · 1990 2020
Gold Two Ounces 2020 Australian Kangaroo 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2020 Australian Koala 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2020 Year of the Mouse unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Au 200 DOLLARS
Gold Two Ounces 2020 Double Pixiu 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Au 2020 200 DOLLARS
Gold Two Ounces 2020 Battle of Britain 80 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2020 End of WWII 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Au 2020 200 DOLLARS
Gold Two Ounces 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2021 Australian Kookaburra 125 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2021 Australian Kangaroo - Nugget 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Au 2021 200 DOLLARS
Gold Two Ounces 2021 Australian Kangaroo 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 200 DOLLARS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2021 Chinese Myths and Legends - Dragon 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Au 2021 200 DOLLARS
Gold Two Ounces 2021 Year of the Ox unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Au 200 DOLLARS
Gold Two Ounces 2021 Queen's 95th Birthday 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Au 200 DOLLARS
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Gold Two Ounces 2014 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Two Ounces (2 oz)
Issued2014
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value200 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage1,000
Mintage Limit1,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerJohn M. Mercanti
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size36.600 mm
Thickness6.000 mm
Mass62.215 g
OCC IDRNAZ-OGWC-NWDJ-OXJL
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