2019 Silver 1 oz St. Kitts & Nevis Brown Pelican
Scottsdale Mint, in partnership with the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), is returning for the second annual release schedule of the extremely popular EC8 8-coin series, featuring the eight Eastern Caribbean Island nation members. Included are Antigua & Barbuda, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, Anguilla, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, and Saint Lucia. The second new edition to release is this 2019 Silver 1 oz St. Kitts & Nevis Brown Pelican.
Each of the inaugural 2018 8-coin editions quickly became best-sellers, and maintained strong series popularity throughout the full release cycle. Now, with this second 2019 release, the series is well underway! We are expecting even greater response to each edition than we experienced in 2018.
Out From the Harbor
The very attractive obverse will be common to all eight EC8 2019 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 of this new 2019 Silver 1 oz St. Kitts & Nevis Brown Pelican features a lone Brown Pelican, perched on a buoy in a harbor. This curiously-shaped bird is very prevalent throughout the Eastern Caribbean islands and is the national bird of Saint Kitts and Nevis.
The water is calm, with boats shown in the background heading out into open water. The Brown Pelican is very prominent in the forefront of the scene, and displays the finest of detail. Our perspective is as one peering out of a boat’s side port hole, looking towards the shore, while passing close by the buoy. You could almost reach out and touch the pelican (not recommended).
Wonderfully Refreshing Scene
The entire scene is displayed in a circular inset that is positioned a little lower than center. This makes the rim-band somewhat wider at the top, increasingly narrower as it reaches the bottom. Very finely-engraved lines fill the band. 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 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 2019 is positioned just inside the inset at the top.
Welcome to Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Kitts & 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 climb aboard early or get left standing alone on the dock!
- 2019 Silver 1 oz St. Kitts & Nevis Brown Pelican.
- Second release of eight-coin EC8 2019 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 wonderfully refreshing scene featuring a lone Brown Pelican, the national bird of St. Kitts & Nevis, perched upon a buoy in a harbor. Boats are viewed heading out into calm, open waters, with the shoreline in the background.
- 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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