With eight issues per year, Scottsdale Mints Caribbean themed EC8 bullion coin programme has added plenty of variety to their selection of annual releases. Launched last year, 2019 is the second run through the eight island nations that comprise the Eastern Caribbean financial group which these unique designs are issued for.
These two new releases represent the penultimate ones this year, with only St. Lucia yet to put on an appearance. As before, the new releases stick tightly to each nations theme, one established in the debut run last year. For Anguilla, it is the lobster, and for Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, the seaplane. Both are quite different in artistic style from each other. The Anguillan one is highly stylised and fills the reverse face. The St Vincent issue is more realistic, but has a border. It’s part of the appeal of this series.
As usual, 1oz gold and silver variants in each design, with 2,500 of the former and 25,000 of the latter being offered for sale. The usual coloured proof versions will be available shortly. We’ve been tracking this series or some time in our Bullion Coin Profile, so head on over there for the full details of this series.