2018 CAYMAN ISLANDS MARLIN
The Cayman Islands bullion coin seems to be quite popular and is now on its second year of release. There haven’t been any changes to the design to date. A pretty cool, very dynamic design has this amazing fish bursting out of the water, surrounded by a border. While we’d like the border to be smaller, it’s still a great design.
Scottsdale have placed some deep roots in the Caribbean, with this and the EC8 series showing quite a commitment to the region. They’ve increased the choice with the release of proof variants of the Marlin, and like the bullion coin, is available in gold and silver. The same one-ounce formats are employed again, but with the obvious increase in quality, and subsequent decrease in mintage. The 50,000 mintage silver bullion coin is joined by 2,500 proofs, while the 10,000 mintage gold bullion coin now has 1,000 proof coins to sit alongside them.
Packaged in neat boxes and supplied with a certificate of authenticity, they should be available any time now. A nice release, although we’d definitely prefer them without the colour.
|DENOMINATION||$1 KYD (Cayman Islands)||$5 KYD (Cayman Islands)|
|COMPOSITION||0.999 silver 31.1 grams||0.9999 gold 31.1 grams|
|DIMENSIONS||40.6 mm||32.0 mm|
|FINISH||Proof w/colour||Proof w/colour|
|BOX / COA||Yes / Yes||Yes / Yes|