2020 1oz Silver Montserrat Oriole BU
Scottsdale Mint, in partnership with the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), has returned 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 & Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent & The Grenadines. The fifth new edition to release is this remarkable 2020 1oz Silver Montserrat Oriole BU.
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 5th 2020 release, the series is past the half-way mark! BOLD is continuing to experience high demand, both during presale offerings and the live releases.
Montserrat Oriole – National Bird
This new 2020 Montserrat edition of the ECCB EC8 series celebrates the beauty of the island’s national bird, the Montserrat Oriole. The celebration also recognizes that this particular oriole species has been identified to be a vulnerable species. As the national bird, there are certain protections that aid in efforts to support the species.
The highly attractive obverse is 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 stunning scene that focuses on a single Montserrat Oriole, perched on a branch. The incredible detail almost brings the bird to life. The background depicts the volcano, Soufriére Hills, (French for “Sulfur Outlet”). Acrid smoke and ash is shown rising high above the peak. Also displayed is the extremely rugged terrain that surrounds the volcano. Though previously, the Soufriére Hills volcano long lay dormant, in 1995 it again became active. This resulted in the southern portion of the island of Montserrat being designated as an uninhabitable exclusion zone. Inscriptions include “MONTSERRAT” at the top rim, and “MONTSERRAT ORIOLE” at the bottom. The 2020 issue date is displayed above the bird.
This 2020 1oz Silver Montserrat Oriole BU offering features a truly stunning scene, well worthy of its place in the 2020 ECCB EC8 eight-coin bullion series! Whether you are collecting the series, or just interested in this specific Montserrat release, you will not be disappointed. Go BOLD!
- 2020 1oz Silver Montserrat Oriole BU.
- Fifth release of eight-coin EC8 2020 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 beautifully detailed scene of a single Oriole perched on a branch, against a stunning view of Soufriére Hills volcano with smoke and ash rising from its peak. Inscriptions include, “MONTSERRAT . 2020 . MONTSERRAT ORIOLE
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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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