Yes, we know it’s September, but as late as it is, it’s great to see Scottsdale Mint finally get their expansive Eastern Caribbean 8 bullion and proof coin program underway for 2021. This will be the fourth time the mint has run the sequence of eight issues, each for one of the countries that are affiliated with the Eastern Caribbean Bank. You can see all of the previous 24 issues in each of the 4 variants in our comprehensive Bullion Coin Profile.
There are two new sets released today, one for Antigua & Barbuda, and another for Grenada. The usual variants are back, all an ounce in weight. There are 0.999 silver and 0.9999 gold bullion versions, as well as silver and gold proof coins with selective colouration on the reverse face. The latter are boxed and certified.
The two designs are typical of the program to date. It’s Grenada’s turn to get a coat of arms coin, the fourth of the eight countries to do so, and it’s actually a pretty attractive looking thing. The Antigua & Barbuda design is one of many nature themed efforts, in the EC8 program, especially seabirds. They’ve chosen the Magnificent Frigatebird to do the honours, which is a distinctive and very pretty animal, which is seen overflying a bay.
All should be available to order now, with shipping commencing later in September.