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WEDGE TAILED EAGLE Australian Apex Predators Silver Coin 1$ Cook Islands 2016


This Silver coin is the first issue in the new series "Australian Apex Predators". This series features five of Australia’s top level predators captured in a timeless black and white design. This first edition features a powerful animal, the mighty wedge-tailed eagle. Limited mintage to only 2.000 pieces worldwide!

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Wedge-Tailed Eagle
With a wingspan of up to 2.74m, the Wedge-Tailed Eagle is the largest raptor in Australia. Generally it feeds on rabbits, wallabies, small kangaroos and, where these are scare, various ground dwelling and swamp birds and reptiles. Wedge-tailed eagles usually spend the hours around sunrise and sunset viewing their territory from the treetops. They hunt early, and for the rest of the day they either sit on exposed perches or circle and glide in the air. In earlier times, the wedge-tailed eagle was considered to be vermin or a pest because of its reputation as a killer of lambs and sheep. People were encouraged to kill them, and it has been estimated that at one stage 30,000 wedge-tailed eagles were destroyed in a year. The wedge-tailed eagle is protected by the National Parks and Wildlife Act. It is illegal to kill, trap or poison them.

  • CountryCook Islands
  • Year2016
  • Face Value1 Dollar
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Size (mm)29 x 50
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)2.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

This coin depicts in detail the majestic wedge-tailed eagle taking flight. It also records the year of production, the signature of the artist Elise Martinson, and the coin’s weight and purity. The obverse design includes the Ian Rank Broadly effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, as well as the country and date of issue and the piece’s value in Cook Island dollars.