Silver Ten Ounces 2022 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Ten Ounces 2022 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Ten Ounces 2022 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 seventh design by John M. Mercanti (the series features a new design every year).

The Mint says about it:
Portraying master engraver John M. Mercanti’s seventh impression of the Australian wedge-tailed eagle, this spectacular high relief coin is struck in proof quality from 10oz of 99.99% pure silver with an enhanced reverse proof finish.

The portrayal on this stunning high relief release focuses on the magnificent bird’s head. The raw nature conveyed by the artistry also benefits from an enhanced reverse proof finish - against a frosted background, the shiny surface of the bird is embellished with a range of subtle variations.

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

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Australia / Silver Ten Ounces 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 10oz 9999 SILVER (ten 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 on the eagle's neck, above the 9999 in the inscription.

Reverse Inscription AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE 2021 10oz 9999 SILVER
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Notes

Finish: reverse proof, ultra high relief (UHR).
Packaging: in a classic grey leatherette case and an illustrated shipper, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Item ID: 22N26AAA
Issue price: AU$ 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
- 5 oz Gold Reverse Proof, Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2022
- 1 oz Gold Ultra High Relief, 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 (37) coins of type: Silver Ten Ounces (10 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Ten Ounces 1991 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 50 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 1992 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 29,576 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 1992 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 10,161 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 1993 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 1,495 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 1994 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 11,231 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 1994 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 1,250 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 1995 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 9,894 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 1995 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 1,280 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 1996 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 7,557 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 1996 Australian Kookaburra, Proof 1,300 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 1999 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2011 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2013 Australian Kookaburra, Bullion 24,481 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2014 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2016 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2017 Year of the Rooster unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Ag 2017 10 DOLLARS
Silver Ten Ounces 2017 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
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 - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2019 Mother and Baby Crocodile 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped 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 - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2019 Dragon and Phoenix 888 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Ag 2020 10 DOLLARS
Silver Ten Ounces 2020 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS · 1990 2020
Silver Ten Ounces 2020 Mother and Baby Kookaburra 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Ag 2020 10 DOLLARS
Silver Ten Ounces 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2020 Dragon and Tiger 888 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Ag 2020 10 DOLLARS
Silver Ten Ounces 2021 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2021 Mother and Baby Platypus 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Ag 2021 10 DOLLARS
Silver Ten Ounces 2021 Double Dragon 888 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 10oz 9999 Ag 2021 1 DOLLARS
Silver Ten Ounces 2021 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2022 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2022 Mother and Baby Dingo 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2oz 9999 Ag 2022 10 DOLLARS
Silver Ten Ounces 2022 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 10 DOLLARS ·
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Silver Ten Ounces 2022 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ten Ounces (10 oz)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped 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 IDPMVR-EAPC-DZZG-ONQG
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