Saint Kitts and Nevis return to the EC8 bullion series with a view of the islands most famous military episode

Scottsdale Mint’s third journey through its Eastern Caribbean 8 continues with the fourth issue of 2020. This time its the turn of Saint Kitts and Nevis, previously represented by a Pelican in various poses, but now with something completely new. Now, this small Caribbean nation is hardly the location of great military campaigns, but that’s not to say their haven’t been some noted battles as a part of bigger conflicts.

Britain and France hardly ever go a century without a bit of barney, and in the 1780’s, it was against the backdrop of the American War of Independence. A seige by overwhelming forces, a heroic but doomed resistance, followed by the politicians resetting everything. The coin depicts the battle, with a good look at period weapons and uniforms. It actually makes a nice change for the series to go this route once in a while and it appears to be a good looking coin.

Same selection of 1 oz coins as usual. The gold 0.9999 (2,500) and silver 0.999 (25,000) are back in bullion form, with coloured proof versions available for the collector in gold (100) and silver (500) as well. The gold bullion coin comes in Scottsdale’s innovative Certi-Lock packaging, while the proof pair come boxed. The silver bullion coin is encapsulated. Available to order now. We’ve been following EC8, so check out our comprehensive Bullion Coin Profile for more details.

MINTS DESCRIPTION

The 2020 ECCB St. Kitts & Nevis coin depicts the Siege of Brimstone Hill, the largest fortress ever built in the Caribbean. The Coin depicts the French Soldiers storming the shores of Saint Kitts in 1782 during the American Revolutionary War.   Even though the British were heavily outnumbered by nearly 3 times, they lasted a month before they surrendered. About a year later, the Treaty of Paris restored Saint Kitts and adjacent Nevis to British rule. This fortress is now a UNESCO World Heritage site and a very popular tourist destination that makes this island nation one to visit.

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 25,000 500 2,500 100
BOX / C.O.A. No / No Yes / Yes Certi-Lock Yes / Yes
SCOTTSDALE MINT