One of the reasons for the The Perth Mint’s annual Wedge Tailed Eagle range's popularity is always the new depiction of the powerful predator, created by US Mint Designer, John Mercanti. And this year’s coin, featuring an Eagle swooping down on a startled serpent, is no different! However, this coin is even more special! Its struck in REVERSE Proof! Instead of the main motif appearing in a frosted finish, the Eagle is bright and shiny! The background, conversely, is frosted and matte. Not satisfied there, The Perth Mint has also struck it using its well-known high-relief style! And finally, the feathers, body, and tail have all been enhanced with a range of different finishes. Some parts of the eagle are a raised bright finish, and other parts a raised ‘glass’ finish. The resulting coin is jaw-droppingly beautiful.