Platinum Ounce 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Platinum Ounce 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, Coin from Australia
CoinPlatinum Ounce 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle

The Australian one ounce platinum piece (abbreviated as 1 oz and designated with Pt for "Platinum") 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:
"A remarkable tribute to Australia’s largest bird of prey, this pure platinum coin is a stunning addition to The Perth Mint’s Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle series featuring the fifth exclusive design by John M. Mercanti, former Chief Engraver of the US Mint.

In exacting detail, the coin's reverse depicts a swooping wedge-tailed eagle with its outstretched talons ready to strike."

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage250
Obverse
Australia / Platinum Ounce 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 · 100 DOLLARS ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Platinum Ounce 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 1oz 9995 PLATINUM (one troy ounce of 99.95% platinum).

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 1oz 9995 PLATINUM
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Notes

Finish: proof.
Packaging: in wooden display case within a themed shipper. There is a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Item ID: 20F90AAA
Issue price: AU$ 2,799.00

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

All (13) coins of type: Platinum Ounce (1 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Platinum Ounce 2015 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2016 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 350 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2018 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2018 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2019 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2019 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2020 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2020 Year of the Mouse 188 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9995 Pt 100 DOLLARS
Platinum Ounce 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2021 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox 188 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Au 100 DOLLARS
Platinum Ounce 2021 Mythical Creatures - Unicorn 125 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9995 Pt 2021 100 DOLLARS
Platinum Ounce 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 350 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
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Platinum Ounce 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypePlatinum Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Australian version)
Face Value100 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage250
CurrentYes
Material0.9995 Platinum
DesignerJohn M. Mercanti
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.600 mm
Thickness2.900 mm
Mass31.119 g
OCC IDWMRA-OQPC-RPMJ-EYPL
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