The Nature Isle, Dominica, returns as Scottsdale continues its second run through the Caribbean

Three coins into the eight-coin 2019 programme, the EC8 series from Scottsdale Mint is working its way through the Caribbean countries for the second time. One of the most beautiful islands anywhere, not just in this region, is the island of Dominica, not to be confused with the Dominican Republic. An island devoid of expansive beaches but lush with vegetation, it’s a nature lovers dream.

Scottsdale have focused on a Sisserou Parrot, also called the Imperial, or Dominican Amazon. Only found on Dominica, it’s an excellent choice of subject to differentiate between the various nations in the programme. A relatively big bird at 46 cm in length and 900 grams in weight (obviously not big bird enough for Sesame Street…), it’s a gorgeous animal and the countries national bird.

There’s lots going on in the background and the design eschews the border of some of the other issues in the series, so it fills the face. The common obverse remains, of course. Same four formats as always. Gold and silver bullion variants, and gold and silver proof coins with partial colouring, all 1 oz in weight. All are available to order now and will be followed by Anguilla, Grenada, Montserrat, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent & the Grenadines as the year progresses. Our Bullion Profile to the series can be seen HERE.

MINTS DESCRIPTION

Scottsdale Mint, in partnership with the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), is pleased to continue the EC8 program with the release of the second issue of “The Nature Isle” from Dominica.  Manufactured and distributed by Scottsdale Mint, each coin is struck in .999+ silver and .9999+ gold and weighs one troy ounce.

The silver “Nature Isle” BU coins will ship in capsules on Scottsdale Mint skin boards of five (5) coins. The gold “Nature Isle” BU coins will ship in Scottsdale Mint’s Certi-Lock® packaging.  The silver color commemorative and gold color commemorative “Nature Isle” coins will ship in capsules inside custom boxes

The 2019 ECCB Dominica coin features the island’s indigenous Sisserou Parrot, accompanied by an airplane mid-flight over the island of Dominica. The coin’s image captures the essence of Dominica, a lush utopia that ferries weary travelers to another time.  Officially known as the Commonwealth of Dominica, the island paradise is affectionately regarded as “The Nature Isle” thanks to its stunning tropical vistas and volcanically heated, steaming lake.

Boasting some of the Caribbean’s best hiking and diving, Dominica is a “must-visit” destination for individuals looking to bask in nature’s bounty and relax under the warm Caribbean sun!

GALLERY

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 2,500 2,500 500
BOX / COA No / No Yes / Yes No / No Yes / Yes
SCOTTSDALE MINT