ST. KITTS & NEVIS

Saint Kitts and Nevis, officially the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, is an island country in the Leeward Islands chain of the Lesser Antilles, it is the smallest sovereign state in the Western Hemisphere, in both area and population, as well as the world’s smallest sovereign federation. The country is a Commonwealth realm, with Charles III as King and head of state. It is the only sovereign federation in the Caribbean. The capital city is Basseterre, located on the larger island of Saint Kitts, while the smaller island of Nevis lies approximately 3 km to the southeast, across a shallow channel called The Narrows. The population is around 53,000.

NOTED GEOGRAPHY: Both islands are of volcanic origin, with large central peaks covered in tropical rainforest, with the majority of the population living along the flatter coastal areas. Saint Kitts and Nevis contains two terrestrial ecoregions: Leeward Islands moist forests and Leeward Islands dry forests.

NOTED NATURE: The national bird, one of 176 species reported on the islands, is the Brown Pelican. There’s a rich ecosystem both on land, and under the sea, with many beautiful coral reefs surrounding them.

NOTED CULTURE: Tourism and agriculture mark the island’s main sources of revenue, as with many others in the region. Popular sports are football and cricket (sensing a trend yet?), and wreck diving is common. A popular attraction is Brimstone Hill, the largest fortress ever built in the Caribbean. In 1782, it was the site of a battle between British defenders and French attackers. Despite being outnumbered almost 3 to 1, they held on for a month.

2018 PELICAN FLYING

2019 PELICAN II

2020 BRIMSTONE HILL

2021 SUNKEN SHIP

2022

ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a country in the Lesser Antilles island arc, in the southern portion of the Windward Islands. Its 389 km² territory consists of the main island of Saint Vincent and the northern two-thirds of the Grenadines, which are a chain of smaller islands stretching south from Saint Vincent Island to Grenada. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a densely populated country for its size (over 300 inhabitants/km2) with around 110,000 inhabitants. Kingstown is the capital and main port. Saint Vincent has a French and British colonial history,

NOTED GEOGRAPHY: Most of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines lies within the Hurricane Alley. The island of Saint Vincent is volcanic and includes little level ground. The windward side of the island is very rocky and steep, while the leeward side has more sandy beaches and bays. Saint Vincent’s highest peak is La Soufrière volcano at 1,234 m. In April 2021, the La Soufrière volcano erupted several times, with “explosive events” continuing.

NOTED NATURE: Another island with a vibrant ecosystem, including the beautiful St.Vincent parrot, the island’s national bird. The seas are home to countless species, including large whales.

NOTED CULTURE: Again, tourism and agriculture are the main sources of income, with bananas the main crop. Tourism was boosted when the Pirates of the Caribbean films were shot there, making more people aware of them. It remains underdeveloped, however. Music is especially popular here.

2018 SEAPLANE

2019 SEAPLANE II

2020 COAT-OF-ARMS

2021 HUMPBACK WHALE

2022

COMMON OBVERSE

The obverse is common to all eight coins as each is issued via the Eastern Caribbean Bank, and remains the same for gold and silver. The border carries inscriptions detailing the issuer, the composition, and the denomination. The centre section features the Ian Rank Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II inside a pair of leaves (olive or laurel?).

PROOF COIN PACKAGING

SPECIFICATION

SPECIFICATION
DENOMINATION $2 East Caribbean $2 East Caribbean $10 East Caribbean $10 East Caribbean
COMPOSITION 0.999 silver 0.999 silver 0.9999 gold 0.9999 gold
WEIGHT 31.1 grams 31.1 grams 31.1 grams 31.1 grams
DIAMETER 38.6 mm 38.6 mm 38.6 mm 38.6 mm
FINISH Brilliant uncirculated Proof Brilliant uncirculated Proof
MODIFICATIONS None Colour None Colour
MINTAGE 25,000 2,500 (2020, 500) 2,500 500 (2020, 100)
BOX / COA No / No Yes / Yes No / No Yes / Yes
SCOTTSDALE MINT