Platinum Ounce 2022 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Platinum Ounce 2022 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, Coin from Australia
CoinPlatinum Ounce 2022 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.

The Mint says about this coin:
Sculpted for The Perth Mint by renowned US engraver, John M. Mercanti, the dramatic close-up portrait of Australia’s largest bird of prey on this spectacular 1oz platinum coin features our highly appealing enhanced reverse proof finish.

Named for its long, distinctively shaped tail, the Australian wedge-tailed eagle is one of the world’s largest birds of prey. With the ability to fly tirelessly for many hours, it is known to reach altitudes of 2,000 metres and beyond on thermal air currents rising from Australia’s sun-baked terrain. Featuring renowned sculptor John M. Mercanti’s seventh wedge-tailed eagle design, the coin’s dramatic image of the avian predator is struck on a frosted table. As eagle-eyed collectors will observe, the bright finishes on the bird’s head are enhanced with a range of subtle variations - the result of painstaking surface treatments by our coin craftsmen and women.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage200
Obverse
Australia / Platinum Ounce 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 · 100 DOLLARS ·.

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

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
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Notes

Platinum content (Troy oz): 1.000
Finish: enhanced reverse proof FDC, high relief, extra thick (piedfort).
Packaging: accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, the coin is housed in a timber display box within a themed, customised shipper.
Perth Mint SKU: 22M94AAA
Date of issue: 3 May 2022
Issue price: AU$ 2,999.00

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 (27) coins of type: Platinum Ounce (1 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Platinum Ounce 2011 Australian Platypus 30,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2012 Australian Platypus 26,580 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2013 Australian Platypus 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2014 Australian Platypus 1,616 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2015 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2015 Australian Platypus 12,420 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 2016 Australian Platypus 12,420 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2017 Australian Platypus 2,994 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2018 Australian Kangaroo 5,251 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 6,781 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2019 Dragon 2,099 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2019 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2020 Australian Kangaroo 20,610 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2020 Year of the Mouse 5,188 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9995 Pt 100 DOLLARS
Platinum Ounce 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2021 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox 5,188 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Au 100 DOLLARS
Platinum Ounce 2021 Mythical Creatures - Unicorn 125 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9995 Pt 2021 100 DOLLARS
Platinum Ounce 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 350 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9995 Pt 100 DOLLARS
Platinum Ounce 2022 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2022 Dragon 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9995 Pt 2022 100 DOLLARS
Platinum Ounce 2022 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 100 DOLLARS ·
Platinum Ounce 2022 Mythical Creatures - Griffin 125 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9995 Pt 2022 100 DOLLARS
Platinum Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9995 Pt 100 DOLLARS
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Platinum Ounce 2022 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypePlatinum Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value100 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage200
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 IDRMKG-OZAC-XYVJ-ENXQ
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