The EC8 Series of gold and silver coins for sale launched from Scottsdale Mint in 2018. The collection offered four versions for each of the eight designs, with each design representing a different member nation in the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank system. Today, the series begins anew with the 2019 1 oz Silver Antigua & Barbuda Rum Runner Coin available at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you inside of protective capsules, skin boards of five coins, or boxes of 125 coins!
- Second release of the Antigua & Barbuda Rum Runner coin!
- Mintage limited to 25,000 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver in BU condition.
- The face value of Two Dollars (XCD) is full by backed by the ECCB.
- Queen Elizabeth II is featured on the obverse.
- A rum runner’s ship and sailor are depicted on the reverse.
Antigua & Barbuda was the debut issue in the 2018 EC8 Series of gold and silver coins. Now, Antigua & Barbuda is again the leader in this eight-coin collection with a new design for its Rum Runner Coin release. This year’s design differs drastically from the 2018 option, while still maintaining a central design theme focused on the merchant sailors who ran rum between Caribbean islands in previous centuries.
All 2019 1 oz Silver Antigua & Barbuda Rum Runner Coins in this listing are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The coins come with multiple packaging options that include individual protective capsules and skin boards of five coins. The skin board individually seals each coin, meaning it could be separated later on without unsealing any individual coin. You can also purchase 125 coins in cardboard clamshell boxes.
On the obverse of 2019 Silver Antigua & Barbuda Rum Runner Coins is the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This is the fourth-generation design created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley. It is flanked on either side by large fern leaves and includes the inscriptions of the face value, weight, metal content, purity, Her Majesty’s name, and the bank backing the face value.
The reverse of 2019 1 oz Silver Rum Runner Coins includes a new design of a merchant sailor’s rum-running ship. While the 2018 design captured the ship at sea with rum barrels stacked onshore, this year’s design depicts a rum-running vessel tied up at the docks as a sailor gazes out toward the horizon checking for inclement weather or other threats to the cargo’s safe passage.
All EC8 coins have face values backed by the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank that manages the production of currency for the eight member nations that participate in the currency zone. The Scottsdale Mint issues unique designs for each of the nations in the EC8 Series.
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