For the third successive year, Arizona-based Scottsdale Mint is releasing its Marlin bullion coin. The 2017 debut comprised of just a one-ounce silver coin, but subsequently, a one-ounce gold variant has been offered alongside. No changes to the design outside of the inscribed date. The leaping fish and wavy-lined border return. The border also appears on the obverse, surrounding the Ian Rank Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
Also, there are no changes to the mintage. The silver tops out at 50,000 pieces and the gold at 10,000 coins. Both are supplied encapsulated, with the former available on five-coin branded strips and the latter in Scottsdale’s excellent Certi Lock security packaging. As before, premiums should be fairly low, making this an attractive proposition for the stacker. Last year saw the later release of coloured proof versions, but we’ve yet to hear if they will reappear in 2019.