Scottsdale Mint debuts three new additions to its expansive range, including a rare 500-mintage Caribbean special

Constantly vying with the Perth Mint on who has the most varied and numerous bullion coin range on the market today, Scottsdale Mint is tipping the scales with some more additions, in both silver and gold. Also dropping is a proof coin that’s very similar in style to their bullion ranges, and issued for the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority. The organisation is very important on an island known for its less than transparent financial system, much loved by many with a tenuous grasp on the whole concept of paying tax…

The bullion coins consist of a new offering, one marking the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation, and a re-issue of last year’s attractive Lady Justice range for 2022. This one has a pair of silver and a pair of gold formats in the range, and we particularly like the antique-finish. All should be available to order from the usual dealers now, although the proof CIMA coin will probably require a trip to the Cayman Islands, as it’s being sold directly. Those who wish to donate to a ‘fact-finding mission’ to the Cayman Islands, are free to do so… 😉

2022 QUEEN’S JUBILEE

With Queen Elizabeth II celebrating a staggering 70 years on the British throne, it will come as little surprise this numismatic icon has had that anniversary celebrated on a fair few new issues, but mainly in the higher-end proof realm. Scottsdale are adding a limited run of one-ounce silver bullion coins, featuring both the first, and presumably the last, effigies of the Queen.

The ’70 YEARS’ privy is present, along with the title, the Royal Emblem, and the dates of her reign. It’s all packed in, so nobody will get confused about the subject, at least. We’re not overly keen on the ‘starburst’ lines, although they work well enough on the attractive obverse, where the text is kept to a border.

SPECIFICATION
DENOMINATION $1 Cayman Islands
COMPOSITION 31.1 grams of 0.999 silver
DIMENSIONS 39 mm
FINISH Proof-like
MINTAGE 7,000
BOX / C.O.A. No / No

2022 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF C.I.M.A.

Also issued for the Cayman Islands, and using the same obverse, is this extremely limited mintage offering, celebrating 25 years since the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority was set up. Tasked with managing policy on an island where huge amounts of money pass through, we’re sure it’s more widely known among those whose wallets are thicker than a kerbstone.

As for the coin, it has the number 25 sitting over a large sailing-vessel, with the organisations name in a border surrounding it. The two are delineated with a neat, rope design. The big draw with this one isn’t the design, however, but the relatively microscopic mintage, with just 500 coins available directly from CIMA.

SPECIFICATION
DENOMINATION $1 Cayman Islands
COMPOSITION 31.1 grams of 0.999 silver
DIMENSIONS 39 mm
FINISH Proof
MINTAGE 500
BOX / C.O.A. Yes / Yes

2022 LADY JUSTICE

SILVERGOLD
SILVERGOLD

The biggest range we’re looking at today is Lady Justice, but this one uses the same design as the 2021 coin, so many of you will already be familiar with it. It remains an attractive design, especially in antiqued silver form, and even the obverse, featuring the coat-of-arms of Gibraltar, is a stellar design.

Four formats make up the range, with one-ounce silver coming in proof-like, and aforementioned antiqued forms, the former with a large mintage at 100,000 pieces, the latter at 10,000. Gold is available in one-ounce and tenth-ounce weights, both capped at 2,000 pieces.

SPECIFICATION
DENOMINATION COMPOSITION DIMENSIONS FINISH MINTAGE
£1 GIP (Gibraltar) 31.1 grams of 0.999 silver 38.6 mm Brilliant uncirculated 100,000
£1 GIP (Gibraltar) 31.1 grams of 0.999 silver 38.6 mm Antique 10,000
£5 GIP (Gibraltar) 3.1 grams of 0.9999 gold 16.5 mm Brilliant uncirculated 2,000
£10 GIP (Gibraltar) 31.1 grams of 0.9999 gold 36.0 mm Brilliant uncirculated 2,000
SCOTTSDALE MINT