Silver Ounce 2017 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2017 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Ounce 2017 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle

The Australian one ounce silver piece (abbreviated as 1 oz and designated with Ag for "silver") is a bullion coin format. Uniquely, in Australia there are two mints independently 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.

The Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle series has been issued by the Perth Mint since 2014, in various precious metal formats, including one ounce of silver.

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. The series features a new depiction of the eagle every year, created by renowned US engraver, John M. Mercanti, who was the twelfth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint until his retirement in late 2010.

The overall weight of the coin is slightly more than an ounce, so that the pure silver content is exactly 1.000 ASW (troy ounce Absolute Silver Weight).

This design is the second in the Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle series, and was issued in 2016 and then again in 2017.

The Mint says about the coin:
"One of the most breathtaking sights in the Australian sky is that of a Wedge-tailed Eagle in flight. These majestic birds are enormous with an impressive wingspan up to 2.7 metres, and can frequently reach altitudes of up to 2,000 metres. The coin is struck from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver in proof quality."

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage5,000
Obverse
Australia / Silver Ounce 2017 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 small 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 · 1 DOLLAR ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Reverse
Australia / Silver Ounce 2017 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle - reverse photo

The coin’s reverse depicts an impressive wedge-tailed eagle perching on a tree branch.

Around above right, the inscription AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE. Around below left, the date of issue and the precious metal content: 2017 1oz 9999 SILVER (one troy ounce of 99.99% silver).

The P mint mark of the Perth Mint is in the rim below. The designer's initials JM (for John M. Mercanti) are on the branch next to the eagle's foot.

Reverse Inscription AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE 2017 1oz 9999 SILVER
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof.
Packaging: in display case within an illustrated shipper. There is a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Item ID: 17A98AAA
Issue price: AU$ 99.00

See also

Coins in the Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle series issued in 2017 include:
- 5 oz Gold, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2017
- 2 oz Gold, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2017
- 1 oz Gold, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2017
- 5 oz Silver, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2017
- 1 oz Silver High Relief, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2017
- 1 oz Silver, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2017

Showing 100 from a total of 280 coins of type: Silver Ounce (1 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Ounce 1990 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 300,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 1990 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 21,671 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 1991 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 300,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 1991 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 6,673 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 1992 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 219,694 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 1992 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 6,766 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 190,581 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 5,121 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 1994 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 174,561 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 1994 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 4,250 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 1995 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 154,247 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 1995 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 4,880 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 1996 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 170,105 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 1996 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 5,450 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 1997 Australian Kookaburra 159,497 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 1998 Australian Kookaburra 103,119 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 1999 Australian Kookaburra 109,364 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2000 Australian Kookaburra 104,169 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2001 Australian Kookaburra 169,265 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2002 Australian Kookaburra 91,604 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2003 Australian Kookaburra 109,439 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2004 Australian Kookaburra 84,455 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2005 Australian Kookaburra 95,145 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2006 Australian Kookaburra 87,044 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2007 Australian Kookaburra 213,436 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2007 Australian Koala 137,768 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA · 2007 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2008 Australian Kookaburra 300,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2009 Australian Kookaburra 300,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2010 Australian Map - Shanghai Expo 10,286 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2010 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2010 Shanghai Expo - Mascot 10,481 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2010 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2010 Shanghai Expo - Pavilion 4,299 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2010 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2010 Shanghai Expo - Cityscape 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2010 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2010 Shanghai Expo - Koala and Panda 10,244 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2010 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2010 Australian Kookaburra 300,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2011 Australian Kookaburra 500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2011 Year of the Rabbit unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 999 SILVER 2011 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2012 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2012 Australian Kookaburra, High Relief unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2012 Christmas Locket unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 999 SILVER 2012 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2012 Australian Map - Kookaburra 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2012 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2012 Australian Map - Emu 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2012 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Red Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Whale Shark unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Green and Gold Bell Frog unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Goanna unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2013 Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Anniversary 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2013 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2013 Queen Victoria Coronation Anniversary 2,949 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2013 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2013 Australian Kangaroo - High Relief 20,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2013 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2013 Australian Kookaburra, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2013 Australian Map - Kangaroo 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2013 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2013 Australian Map - Platypus 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2013 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2013 Saltwater Crocodile - Bindi, Colour 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2013
Silver Ounce 2013 Saltwater Crocodile - Bindi 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2013
Silver Ounce 2014 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2014 Australian Kookaburra, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2014 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2014 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2014 Australian Saltwater Crocodile unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2014 Australian Map - Koala 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2014 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2014 Australian Map - Saltwater Crocodile 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2014 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2014 Australian Red Cross 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 999 SILVER 2014 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2014 Saltwater Crocodile - Graham, Colour 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014
Silver Ounce 2014 Saltwater Crocodile - Graham 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014
Silver Ounce 2015 Wedding unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2015 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2015 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2015 Australian Kookaburra, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2015 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2015 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2015 Australian Map - Wedge-tailed Eagle 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2015 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2015 Australian Map - Redback Spider 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2015 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2015 Australian Saltwater Crocodile 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2015 Saltwater Crocodile - Agro Junior, High Relief 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015
Silver Ounce 2015 Saltwater Crocodile - Agro Junior 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015
Silver Ounce 2016 Wedding unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2016 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Christmas 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2016 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2016 Australian Koala, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Australian Koala, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Australian Kookaburra 500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Australian Kangaroo, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, High Relief 20,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Australian Map - Great White Shark 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2016 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Australian Map - Dingo 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2016 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Saltwater Crocodile - Monty, High Relief 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Silver Ounce 2016 Saltwater Crocodile - Monty 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Silver Ounce 2016 Kangaroo - Seasons Change 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Silver Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2017 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster, High Relief 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1oz 9999 Ag 2017 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2017 Opal - Year of the Rooster 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster, RAM 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 Wedding unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2017 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Happy Birthday unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Australian Kookaburra 406,265 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Australian Kangaroo, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Australian Koala, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Australian Koala, High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
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Silver Ounce 2017 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle
Issued2017
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage5,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerJohn M. Mercanti
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.600 mm
Thickness4.000 mm
Mass31.107 g
OCC IDANMQ-EPYC-WPDB-OJYG
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