2020 1oz Silver EC8 Grenada Octopus Colored Proof
Scottsdale Mint, in partnership with the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), is returning for the third annual release schedule of the extremely popular EC8 8-coin series. The series features stunning bullion offerings from the eight Eastern Caribbean Island nation members. Included are Antigua & Barbuda, Anguilla, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The third new edition to release includes this 2020 1oz Silver EC8 Grenada Octopus Colored Proof edition.
Each of the 2018 and 2019 8-coin editions quickly became best-sellers, and maintained strong series popularity throughout the full release cycle. Now, with this third 2020 release, the series is well underway! We are continuing to experience high demand, both during presale offerings and the live releases.
Grenada ‑ Caribbean Reef Octopus
The very attractive obverse will be common to the series. 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. 1 oz .999 SILVER . QUEEN ELIZABETH II . TWO DOLLARS.”
The reverse features a Caribbean Reef Octopus, a species native to the Eastern Caribbean. It is depicted swimming just above the ocean floor, in search of its next meal. This colored proof edition has colorized the octopus image with an iridescent blue-green. Nothing of the detail is lost in the colorization, and the effect against the stunning proof finish is magnificent! The background reveals constant streams of bubbles being released by hydrothermal vents from the Kick ‘Em Jenny undersea volcano, just 8 km off Grenada’s North shore. Inscriptions include “GRENADA” arched at the top rim and “2020” just under it. At the bottom rim is included, “Caribbean Reef Octopus.”
This remarkably active underwater scene pays close attention to the fine detail. The 2020 1oz Silver EC8 Grenada Octopus Colored Proof edition is an outstanding addition to the on-going EC8 series! Considering the extremely limited mintage of only 500, you will need to act quickly to reserve your desired quantity.
- 2020 1oz Silver EC8 Grenada Octopus Colored Proof.
- Third release of eight-coin EC8 2020 Coin Program.
- Extremely limited mintage of only 500!
- Contains 1 troy oz of .999 fine Silver in stunning proof condition.
- Individual coins will ship in capsules along with a Certificate of Authenticity and a custom outer box.
- 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 Caribbean Reef Octopus swimming just above the ocean floor. The background displays bubbles rising from hydrothermal vents releasing from the Kick ‘Em Jenny undersea volcano. Inscriptions include “GRENADA . 2020 . Caribbean Reef Octopus.”
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