2018 Silver 1 oz St. Kitts & Nevis Brown Pelican
The excitement surrounding the highly successful inaugural launch of the Eastern Caribbean 2018 Bullion Coin Program (EC8) has still not settled down! That really shouldn't be a surprise, considering this is a fresh new international market opening to the precious metals community. Scottsdale Mint certainly set a high benchmark with the brilliant release of the first EC8 coin, the 2018 Silver 1 oz Antigua & Barbuda Rum Runner. This second release is every bit as awesome! The 2018 Silver 1 oz St. Kitts & Nevis Brown Pelican captures a beautifully inviting aerial view just off the cost of Saint Kitts and Nevis. The fine detail displayed on the featured subject, framed by a wide-open view of the coastline is nothing short of a personal invitation to visit this wonderful island country.
Refreshing Coastal Breezes
The very attractive 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.
The reverse features a finely detailed brown pelican, wings fully spread as it rides the coastal breezes off Saint Kitts and Nevis. This curiously-shaped bird is very prevalent throughout the Eastern Caribbean islands and is the national bird of Saint Kitts and Nevis. The low clouds in the distance open to a beautiful, bright sky. With several sailboats navigating through the relatively calm waves, it is certainly smooth-sailing! The coastline stretches far into the horizon.
The entire scene is displayed in a circular inset that is positioned a little lower than center. Very finely-engraved wavy lines encircle the inset out to the rim. Interestingly, the offset circular inset allows the lines to be very close together at the bottom rim and then spread further apart toward the top. The tip of the brown pelican's right wing has broken free of the inset and superimposes the fine lines. The overall effect creates a remarkable depth of field to the scene. Truly stunning! Inscriptions include "St. Kitts & Nevis" at the top rim in a very nice script style. The release year 2018 is positioned just inside the inset at the top.
Welcome to Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Kitts and Nevis are part of the Leeward Islands chain, and are separated by a mere 2-miles wide channel known as "The Narrows." It is known as one of the first Caribbean island settled by Europeans, including both the British and French. It also has a long and intriguing history, which far predates the time of the European settlements. Interestingly, the written history of the two islands are said to be one of the longest of the Caribbean.
As you would expect of such a beautiful Caribbean island destination, tourism is a prominent economic factor. From Nevis Peak, a potentially active volcano rising 3,232 ft, to the Summit Crater atop Mount Liamuiga on Saint Kitts, to the pristine coasts, this two-island country is amazing!
Today, Saint Kitts and Nevis is a Commonwealth realm, which includes active membership in the Commonwealth of Nations. It is also a full member of the eight sovereign states of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, which in association with Scottsdale Mint, has introduced this amazing EC8 bullion coin series.
The EC8 bullion coin series has captured the keen eye of the international precious metals community, and with such limited mintage, you either get in early or get left standing alone on the dock!
- 2018 Silver 1 oz St. Kitts & Nevis Brown Pelican.
- Second release of eight-coin EC8 2018 Coin Program.
- Contains 1 troy oz of .999 fine Silver BU.
- Each coin comes in a mint-supplied capsule.
- 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 an awesome aerial costal scene featuring a brown pelican, the national bird of St. Kitts & Nevis.
- 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.
Scottsdale Mint has also established themselves in the global market. Providing creative design and minting services to smaller nations around the world, they produce those countries' legal tender bullion coinage.
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