Finally wrapping up, the 2021 Eastern Caribbean 8 program of eight issues has debuted the last two designs today, for St. Lucia, and for St. Kitts & Nevis. This is the fourth run through the nations that are covered by the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, mainly because they’re often of a size that makes having their own, difficult (Anguilla has around 10k inhabitants, for example).
This has always been an attractive and highly varied series, and Scottsdale Mint has done a top job capturing the essence of these island nations, which differ in personality and appearance more than you might imagine. The latest pair is on safe ground as far as the choice of subjects go. Shipwrecks and exotic flora are popular associations with the region, and both coins are nice enough.
The usual four one-ounce versions of each design are rolled out again. Cleanly struck bullion variants in gold or silver are the popular choice, no doubt, and there are also proof, coloured variants for the numismatist, which come boxed with a Certificate of Authenticity. All variants should be available to order now, with shipping starting in 3-4 weeks time. We’ve been following this series since it started, and created a comprehensive Bullion Coin Profile, so feel free to take a look at all the 32 designs released to date, each in all of its four variants, spread across four pages. Hopefully, the programme will return in 2022, as it’s refreshingly different from almost everything else out there.