2015 Australian Map Shaped Wedge Tailed Eagle Silver Coin Released

May 27, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Australia’s largest bird of prey appears on the reverse of the new 2015 Australian Map Shaped Wedge-Tailed Eagle Silver Coin, which is now available from the Perth Mint.

2015 Australian Map Shaped Wedge-Tailed Eagle Silver Coin

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This latest coin marks the seventh release in the Perth’s popular Australian Map Shaped Coin Series. Like other program coins, it is composed from one-ounce of 99.9% pure silver and has a maximum mintage of 6,000.

"Found throughout mainland Australia, Tasmania and southern New Guinea, the Wedge-tailed Eagle has a wingspan of up to 2.7 metres, and displays a long, wedge-shaped tail and feathered legs," offers the Perth Mint as a description of the featured bird.

The Australian Map Shaped Coin Series debuted in 2012 and has included the following issues:

  • 2012 Australian Map Shaped Kookaburra Coin
  • 2012 Australian Map Shaped Emu Coin
  • 2013 Australian Map Shaped Kangaroo Coin
  • 2013 Australian Map Shaped Platypus Coin
  • 2014 Australian Map Shaped Koala Coin
  • 2014 Australian Map Shaped Saltwater Crocodile Coin

Owing to their unique shape, limited mintages and varying subject matter, the series has proven popular with collectors. The first four program coins attained sell-out status and last two are near the mark, with the Mint noting that their availability is "extremely limited."

Silver Coin Design, Specifications and Order Details

Each new silver coin is struck in the shape of the Australian continent. Found on the reverse is a depiction of the bird of prey in mid-flight above a river, with mountains in the background. WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE, 2015 and 1 oz 999 SILVER are inscribed around the scene along with the Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

These silver coins are struck as legal tender of Australia under the Australian Currency Act of 1965. Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II graces the obverse along with the inscriptions of ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA, 2015 and 1 DOLLAR.

Specifications for the coin are identical to other program issues and are as follows:

2015 Map Shaped Wedge-Tailed Eagle Coin Specifications

Silver Content (Troy oz) 1
Face Value (AUS) $1
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 4.00
Maximum Mintage 6,000
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley
Reverse Designer Ing Ing Jong


To order a 2015 Australian Map Shaped Wedge-Tailed Eagle Silver Coin, visit the Perth Mint of Australia website of www.perthmint.com.au. You may also follow the affiliate link below:

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Each ships in a black Perth Mint display case along with an illustrated shipper and a numbered Certificate of authenticity.

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