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2022 Australia 2 oz Silver Wedge-Tailed Eagle - Piedfort Enhanced Reverse Proof $2 Coin NGC PF70 UC Mercanti Flag Label

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Why purchase this 2022 High Relief Enhanced Reverse Proof Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 2 oz. Silver Piedfort coin? In 2014, the Perth Mint launched a series dedicated to the Wedge-Tailed Eagle, Australia's largest bird of prey. The wildlife design for each release to date has been created by John Mercanti, the currently retired 12th U.S. Mint Chief Engraver. This 2022 dated release represents the series' first pairing of an enhanced reverse proof finish and a high relief Piedfort style, on a two ounce silver coin. The mirrored design elements on the enhanced reverse proof are selectively rendered with varying frosted textures, which results in a dramatic three-dimensional effect. This 2022 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle coin contains 2 Troy oz. of .9999 fine silver. The coin is minted in the double thick Piedfort style with a breathtaking enhanced reverse proof finish. The 40.90 mm diameter coin features exquisite high relief imagery. This ninth year of issue release is struck with the seventh design of the series. The perfectly graded coin includes a designer signed label. Mintage of this numismatic treasure will not exceed 2,000 pieces. Gorgeous Wedge-Tailed Eagle Portrait Obverse: The effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II designed in 2015 by acclaimed British sculptor Jody Clark is located on the obverse. Inscribed "ELIZABETH II," "AUSTRALIA" and "2 DOLLARS." Reverse: A Wedge-Tailed Eagle is depicted facing left on the reverse, with its beak opened to call out a warning. Surrounding inscriptions include "AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE," "2022 2 OZ 9999 SILVER" and the Mint mark "P." Perfect Proof 70 This Piedfort style 2022 Enhanced Reverse Proof 2 oz. silver release of the Australian Silver Wedge-Tailed series was submitted to the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) for review. Featuring a flawless high relief strike, impeccable surfaces and an astounding amount of contrast between finishes, the $2 coin earned the perfect grade of Proof 70 Ultra Cameo (UC). The coin is sonically sealed in a NGC protective holder with a patriotic Australian flag themed certification label which is graced with the genuine signature of the coin's reverse designer John Mercanti. The graded coin will arrive in a stylish Perth Mint presentation case with a numbered Mint issued Certificate of Authenticity. This exceptionally graded 2022 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 2 oz. Silver High Relief Piedfort Enhanced Reverse Proof coin will look fabulous in your collection!

Year of Issue:2022
Mint:Perth Mint
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:PF70
Designation:UC
Finish:Enhanced Reverse Proof
Label/Signature:Mercanti Flag Label
Composition:Silver
Purity:0.9999
Display Weight:2 oz
Weight in Grams:62.207 g
Weight in Ounces:2 oz
Diameter:40.9 mm
Country:Australia
Legal Tender:Australian Legal Tender
Currency:Dollar
Denomination:2
Mintage:2,000
Obverse Design:Queen Elizabeth II Portrait
Reverse Design:Wedge Tailed Eagle Close Profile