Cayman Islands Marlin bullion coin back unchanged for 2018 but with a gold version in tow

Scottsdale Mint continues to expand its range of legal tender bullion coins with a reissue of the Cayman Islands Marlin silver bullion coin from 2017. No changes to the design from last years coin, but for the first time a gold variant is added the line-up, joinng such other recent gold additions as the Deathstalker Scorpion and the Barbados Trident.

It was a nice design last year and remains such in 2018. The mintage of 50,000 for the silver is quite typical for Scottsdale, as is the 10,000 number assigned to the gold, although in that case there have been rarer issues lately. Clearly a hit for Scottsdale, the coin is available to order now. Gold coins come in the mints custom Certi-Lock proprietary security packaging while the silver coins are encapsulated. Prices should be competitive with other bullion coins as these don’t carry an excessively large premium given the limited mintage in comparison to the ubiquitous Maple Leaf, for example.

DENOMINATION $1 KYD Cayman islands $5 KYD Cayman islands
COMPOSITION 0.999 silver 0.9999 gold
WEIGHT 31.1 grams 31.1 grams
DIAMETER 38.7 mm 32.00 mm
FINISH Brilliant uncirculated Brilliant uncirculated
MINTAGE 50,000 10,000
BOX / COA No / No No / No