Silver Ten Ounces 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Ten Ounces 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Ten Ounces 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle

The Australian ten ounces silver piece (abbreviated as 10 oz and designated with Ag for "silver") 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:
"This magnificent 10oz silver proof coin reveals the true extent of his outstanding avian illustration skills thanks to its high definition strike.

The Wedge-tailed Eagle series portrays intimate studies of Australia’s largest bird of prey. Each carefully considered design from the former Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, John M. Mercanti, reveals more about the life and habits of this powerful, majestic bird that can be seen across the continent in coastal, desert and alpine habitats. The coin’s high relief portrayal presents a close encounter with a magnificent wedge-tailed eagle as it swoops on outstretched wings with talons ready to snatch its prey."

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage500
Obverse
Australia / Silver Ten Ounces 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 · 10 DOLLARS ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Silver Ten Ounces 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 10oz 9999 SILVER (ten troy ounces of 99.99% silver).

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 10oz 9999 SILVER
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, high relief.
Packaging: in a classic display case and embossed box shipper. There is a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Item ID: 20F85AAA
Issue price: AU$ 999.00

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 (15) coins of type: Silver Ten Ounces (10 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Ten Ounces 2017 Australian Koala 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10 oz 9999 SILVER 2017 10 DOLLARS
Silver Ten Ounces 2018 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2018 Mother and Baby Koala 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Ag 2018 2 DOLLARS
Silver Ten Ounces 2018 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2019 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2019 Mother and Baby Crocodile 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Ag 2019 2 DOLLARS
Silver Ten Ounces 2019 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2019 Dragon and Phoenix 888 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Ag 2020 10 DOLLARS
Silver Ten Ounces 2020 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS · 1990 2020
Silver Ten Ounces 2020 Mother and Baby Kookaburra 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Ag 2020 2 DOLLARS
Silver Ten Ounces 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2020 Dragon and Tiger 888 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Ag 2020 10 DOLLARS
Silver Ten Ounces 2021 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2021 Mother and Baby Platypus 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Ag 2021 10 DOLLARS
Silver Ten Ounces 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
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Silver Ten Ounces 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ten Ounces (10 oz)
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Australian version)
Face Value10 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage500
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerJohn M. Mercanti
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size66.100 mm
Thickness13.900 mm
Mass311.066 g
OCC IDBYNK-ODDC-PLAJ-OPQM
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