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Mercanti Designed Coin From Perth Mint

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 Posted 02/10/2014  10:44 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add addielise to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I know this one is from Perth and isn't a US coin, but it's got a US touch to it as the obverse was designed by John Mercanti and it looks great. Govmint has the regular proof, there's also a high relief version in silver and gold.
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 Posted 02/11/2014  01:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Actually, the U.S. Mint led the way with a new product approach, with the 2009 one ounce extremely high relief Double Eagle module. The U.S. Mint applied all of the appropriate state of the art mintage technology they could muster, to bring to their 2009 product. That is why the quality is so high.

It is interesting to note the the Perth Mint engaged John Mercanti to do a Wedge tail eagle design for them.

The U.S. has the bald eagle for it's premier bird of prey.
Australia has the wedge tail eagle at it's premier bird of prey.
Both are nearly the same size. Both are exclusive to their native countries.
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 Posted 02/11/2014  2:32 pm  Show Profile   Check SA4H's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SA4H to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very interesting to know.
Thank you for bringing it up, addielise & sel.
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