Silver Five Ounces 2018 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Five Ounces 2018 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Five Ounces 2018 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle

The Australian five ounces silver piece (abbreviated as 5 oz and designated with Ag for "silver") is a bullion and commemorative 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 third design by John M. Mercanti (the series features a new design every year).

The Mint says about it:
"This superbly detailed design explores the familial relationships of the wedge-tailed eagle, Australia’s largest bird of prey and one of the biggest eagles in the world. Struck in brilliant high relief, this design is an outstanding addition to The Perth Mint’s Wedge-tailed Eagle series.

The coin’s reverse depicts a mother wedge-tailed eagle looking down on a chick. A male bird is portrayed hovering above them with its magnificent wings fully extended."

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage2,500
Obverse
Australia / Silver Five Ounces 2018 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 · 8 DOLLARS ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Silver Five Ounces 2018 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle - reverse photo

The coin’s reverse portrays a mother Wedge-tailed Eagle in the nest, tenderly looking down on her chick. A protective male bird is portrayed hovering above them with its magnificent wings fully extended.

Around above left, the inscription AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE. Around below, the date of issue and the precious metal content: 2018 5oz 9999 SILVER (five troy ounces of 99.99% silver).

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 in the ground below the eagle's feet.

Reverse Inscription AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE 2018 5oz 9999 SILVER
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, high relief.
Packaging: in a presentation case within a themed shipper. There is a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Item ID: 18B46DAA
Issue price: AU$ 575.00

See also

Coins in the Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle series issued in 2018 include:
- 1.5 oz Gold and Platinum, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2018
- 1 oz Platinum, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2018
- 1 kg Gold, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2018
- 5 oz Gold, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2018
- 2 oz Gold, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2018
- 1 oz Gold, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2018
- 1/10 oz Gold, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2018
- 10 oz Silver, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2018
- 5 oz Silver, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2018
- 2 oz Silver, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2018
- 1 oz Silver High Relief, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2018
- 1 oz Silver, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2018

All (33) coins of type: Silver Five Ounces (5 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Five Ounces 2014 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2015 Wedge-tailed Eagle 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2016 Australian Koala 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2016 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2017 Australian Koala 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2017 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2018 Australian Kangaroo 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2018 Australian Kookaburra 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2018 Australian Swan 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018 · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2018 Australian Koala 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2018 Rare Earth 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 5oz 9999 Ag 2018 8 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2018 Kangaroo - 25th Anniversary 1,993 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018 · · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2018 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Australian Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Australian Kookaburra 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Australian Swan 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2019 AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Australian Koala 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Australian Koala 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2019 AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Australian Kookaburra 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS · 1990 2020
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Australian Kangaroo 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2020 AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Australian Swan 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2020 AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Year of the Mouse, High Relief 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 5oz 9999 Ag 8 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Year of the Mouse, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 5oz 9999 Ag 8 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Mob of Roos unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Australian Swan 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II 2021 AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Australian Kookaburra 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Australian Koala 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Year of the Ox, High Relief 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 5oz 9999 Ag 8 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Year of the Ox unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 5oz 9999 Ag 8 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Redback Spider 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 5 DOLLARS ·
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Silver Five Ounces 2018 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Five Ounces (5 oz)
Issued2018
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value8 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage2,500
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerJohn M. Mercanti
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size50.600 mm
Thickness11.000 mm
Mass15.533 g
OCC IDYRVP-OVRC-DLVJ-ODQG
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