Platinum Ounce 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Platinum Ounce 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, Coin from Australia
CoinPlatinum Ounce 2021 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 sixth design by John M. Mercanti (the series features a new design every year). It is also the first platinum coin struck by the Perth Mint in high relief.

The Mint says about it:
"Sculpted by renowned US engraver, John M. Mercanti, this pure platinum coin’s high relief design portraying Australia’s wedge-tailed eagle features our new enhanced reverse proof quality finish.

The subject of outstanding coin artistry since 2014, the wedge-tailed eagle is Australia’s largest bird of prey. Observed throughout mainland Australia and the island state of Tasmania, it favours lightly wooded country offering ready access to prey including rabbits, hares, lizards, snakes and other birds. Hunting Eagle Design This 2021 coin’s dramatic image of a swooping wedge-tailed eagle with a snake in its talons is struck in high relief on a frosted table. As eagle-eyed collectors will observe, the bright finishes on the bird and snake are enhanced with a range of subtle variations. The result of painstaking surface treatments, the visually appealing style represents a new coin genre from The Perth Mint."

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage350
Obverse
Australia / Platinum Ounce 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 · 100 DOLLARS ·.

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

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 1oz 9995 PLATINUM
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Notes

Finish: "enhanced reverse proof", high relief.
Packaging: in wooden display case within a themed, customised shipper. There is a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Item ID: 21I82AAA
Issue price: AU$ 2,995.00

See also

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

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 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypePlatinum Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Australian version)
Face Value100 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage350
CurrentYes
Material0.9995 Platinum
DesignerJohn M. Mercanti
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size27.600 mm
Thickness5.500 mm
Mass31.119 g
OCC IDWMRA-EQPC-QJJD-OYPL
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