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2021 Wedge-Tailed Eagle

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 Posted 01/17/2021  9:40 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
John Mercanti's design for the 2021 Wedge-Tailed Eagle coins from the Perth Mint reminds me of the Mexican Coat-of-Arms that is depicted on many Mexican coins. While not a direct duplicate, and eagles hunting snakes for food is common enough, I have to believe the Mexican Coat was at least a reference source during the design's development.

This year's design is described by the Perth Mint as being a continuation of last year's in which the eagle was shown swooping down with its talons extended. On this year's design, the eagle has caught its prey (a snake) and is about to enjoy the spoils of the hunt.

Both the bullion coin and the Enhanced Reverse Proof High Relief version are due to be available by the end of the month.

2021 Wedge-Tailed Eagle

Image courtesy of Perth Mint.

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Mexican Coat-of-Arms - Mirror Image

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I recently added the 2020 high relief in NGC PF 70 Ultra Cameo. All that I lack now are three standard proofs in the same grade for a complete run on these. John Mercanti and the designs were what drew me to these stunning coins. If only more collectors took an interest. But the 2021's are definitely on my list as soon as they start getting graded.

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