2018 1 oz Silver Montserrat – Emerald Isle of the Caribbean
With this remarkable 2018 1 oz Silver Montserrat – Emerald Isle of the Caribbean release, Scottsdale Mint proudly extends the extremely popular Eastern Caribbean Island (EC8) 8-coin series. Each of the previous releases have received the well-deserved acclaim of the global precious metals investment and collector communities. Every additional EC8 coin design continues to raise the bar higher, and this fifth release of Montserrat is no exception. In fact, its design breaks new ground, bringing prominence to the rich history of this beautiful Caribbean island nation. This is a truly stunning addition to this active series.
Determined Heritage Overcomes Disaster
One of the Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles chain, Montserrat currently operates as a British Overseas Territory. Known as Emerald Isle of the Caribbean, the reference is directly tied to the prevailing influence of early Irish settlement. This traces its roots back to the early 1600’s European colonists, who were primarily of Irish descent. Interestingly, even the very shoreline of this island resembles that of Ireland.
Certainly one of the most well-known modern historical events affecting Montserrat was that of the 1995 eruption of Soufrière Hills volcano. Although it had been dormant for centuries, its sudden eruption devastated the southern portion of the island. This included its capital, Plymouth, and the airport. Even today, after two-decades, most of the southern portion continues to be designated as an “Exclusion Zone” and uninhabitable.
This, however, has not prevented the northern section from continued growth and development. This includes strong tourism. Some of the most beautiful Caribbean shoreline cliffs, caves, and pristine black sand beaches draw large numbers from all over the world. Wonderful cultural events, natural scenic tours, and amazing native food and local winery events are available year-round.
British Union Jack and Erin of the Emerald Isle
The reverse design of this stunning 2018 1 oz Silver Montserrat EC8 series features a stylized adaptation of the two primary elements of the Montserratian territorial flag. The British Union flag (Union Jack) is displayed at an angle in the upper left area of the coin’s center inset. At the same angle, in the lower right is the Coat of Arms of Montserrat.
This shield depicts Erin, the fabled female personification of Ireland, standing in a fine full-gown. In one arm she holds an Irish harp (the official emblem of Ireland) and in the other, a large Christian cross. The release year of 2018 is inscribed on the shield. The backdrop is filled with bold vertical bars. The inset is encircled by a narrow, very finely-engraved reeded-band. Inscriptions encircling the rim include “MONTSERRAT” at the top, and “EMERALD ISLE OF THE CARIBBEAN” at the bottom. Also, filling the space between the top and bottom inscriptions are a series of alternating small and larger dots.
The obverse will be common to all eight EC8 2018 releases. The inset features the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Distinctive laurels of evergreen shrubs frame the portrait on either side, nearly filling the center inset. A narrow band encircles the rim, which includes the inscriptions, “EASTERN CARIBBEAN CENTRAL BANK” at the top, and “1 oz .999 SILVER . QUEEN ELIZABETH II . 2 DOLLARS” at the bottom rim.
This highly-popular series has a very limited mintage of only 25,000 per release. Its fresh design is also a stunning addition to the overall series. You should not delay!
- 2018 1 oz Silver Montserrat – Emerald Isle of the Caribbean.
- Fifth release of eight-coin EC8 2018 Coin Program.
- Contains 1 troy oz of .999 fine Silver BU.
- Individual coins will come in mint-issued plastic capsules.
- Very limited mintage of only 25,000!
- Obverse: Common to the series, displayed is a right-facing portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II framed by two evergreen laurels. Also inscribed are the weight, purity, and face value of 2 Dollars (XCD).
- Reverse: Features a very attractive stylized integration of the two primary elements of the Montserratian territorial flag. This includes the British Union flag and the Coat of Arms of Montserrat.
- Legal tender, backed by the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank.
Scottsdale Mint stands tall as one of the most highly regarded and globally recognized private mints in the industry. A U.S. based company, Scottsdale made an unflinching commitment to quality consistency in every step of their business and manufacturing processes. With ISO 9001 certification, they are prepared to bring together innovation, creativity, quality, and efficiency into their finished products. Investors in precious metals demand the finest and the Scottsdale hallmark provides the name and backing for peace of mind!
Scottsdale is often envied by their peers for some of the most stunning and unique series designs in the private sector. The impeccable skill of their creative staff is clearly displayed with each new coin released. Though other mints may envy, Scottsdale customers anxiously await each release of their favorite series! Their anticipation is never disappointed.
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