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TASMANIAN WEDGE TAILED EAGLE Extinct Endangered Silver Proof Coin 1$ Tuvalu 2012


The most appropriate tribute to one of the most distinctive, famous and mysterious Tasmanian creatures: Wedge-Tailed Eagle. The second issue of the the Perth Mint's Endangered and Extinct Series, this spellbinding 999 silver 1oz Proof is sure to be a sell out, just like its predecessor!

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The Tasmanian Wedge-tailed Eagle is brownish-black to almost black when mature. The feathers are edged with a lighter brown. The legs are feathered and the bird has a long, wedge-shaped tail. It is a massive bird, standing over a metre tall, weighing up to 5 kg, and with a wing span of up to 2.2 m. Tasmanian wedge-tailed eagles have been isolated for 10 000 years from their mainland counterparts and have become a separate subspecies. With only about 130 pairs successfully breeding each year in Tasmania, the wedge-tailed eagle is listed as endangered. The major threats to the species include habitat loss, nest disturbance, collisions and electrocutions with powerlines and persecution through shooting, trapping and poisoning by thoughtless persons. Please see our Living with Wildlife pages and threatened species pages for full details of this species' plight.

  • CountryTuvalu
  • Year2012
  • Face Value1 Dollar
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)40.6
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)5.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
The obverse of the coin depicts Queen Elizabeth, while the reverse showcases the Tasmanian Wedge-Tailed Eagle. In rich color, this silver coin illustrates the beauty of this incredible creature. The Tasmanian Wedge-Tailed Eagle silver coin features a stunning design. The coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu. The Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2012 year-date appear on the obverse of each coin. Each Coin is housed in a high gloss wooden case with a birds eye wood inlay, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.