The 2020 Eastern Caribbean Eight bullion series continues with a trip to Saint Vincent & The Grenadines

After a 2020 that we’d all rather forget, you can understand that a few coin programmes are running a little behind. Such is the case with Scottsdale Mint’s ambitious Eastern Caribbean 8 bullion coin series, which must be hard enough to sort in a good year. So, as we enter 2021, Scottsdale still had three of the eight 2020 issues to release, but the first of those is now here.

Previous Saint Vincent & The Grenadines coins (from 2018 and 2019) have focused on a design based around a seaplane, but like some of the other issues in the EC8 range, Scottsdale have shaken things up a bit with a new direction. For 2020, the Saint Vincent coin has gone with a simple reproduction of the national emblem. A couple of other islands have had similar treatment in the series, so it’s no surprise to see it here. It’s a sensible, but relatively staid coin as a result, especially coming after the last coin, the Oriole which was a beauty.

Check out our full Bullion Coin Profile to the series, including images of all 4 variants of the 22 coins issued to date. It’s regularly updated and indeed, this one is in there. For those familiar with the series, no chnages to mintages or finishes from the other 2020 issues.

MINTS DESCRIPTION

The 2020 ECCB St. Vincent and the Grenadines coin beautifully depicts the country’s Coat of Arms, or national seal, which bears the words “Peace and Justice” in Latin. The centerpiece is based on the colonial badge in use from 1907 to 1979 and features two women in classical Roman dress. The standing woman on the heraldic right extends an olive branch, the universal symbol of peace, and the kneeling woman holds the scales of justice over a gold altar between them.

The background contains a handsome diamond pattern, paying homage to St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ central location – uniquely situated with the St. Lucia to the North, Barbados to the East, Grenada to the South, and the Caribbean Sea to the West. The outer rim of the coin features the country and year in a timeless, capitalized serif font. The obverse of the coin features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, exclusive to Scottsdale Mint’s ECCB coin series.

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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
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