Founded in 1983, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank is the monetary authority in charge of regulating and stabilizing the Eastern Caribbean dollar, the fiat currency in the Eastern Caribbean subregion of the Caribbean Sea. The Scottsdale Mint features each of the eight nations that use the Eastern Caribbean dollar in a series known as the EC8. Among those nations is the island of St. Lucia. Right now, 2020 1 oz Proof Colorized Silver St. Lucia Whiptail Lizard Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a plastic capsule and black presentation box with a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Third issue of Silver St. Lucia Coins from the EC8 Series!
- Mintage limited to 500 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of Two Dollars (XCD) backed by the ECCB.
- The obverse depicts Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse is a whiptail lizard with the Pitons in the background and the national flower.
- Colorized reverse elements.
- Proof coins.
Each 2020 1 oz Proof Colorized Silver St. Lucia Whiptail Lizard coin available to you in this Silver.com listing comes with beautiful presentation packaging. The coins are housed within plastic capsules and set in a black display box from the Scottsdale Mint. The coins come with a Certificate of Authenticity and beautiful proof visuals. These proof coins have matte designs overlaying mirrored fields. In addition, you will notice the colorized lacquer applied to the image of the whiptail lizard on the reverse.
Known as the racerunner, or Zando to the locals, the whiptail lizard is a critically endangered species that is endemic to just a few regions in the Western Hemisphere. The vast majority of subspecies within the whiptail lizard family are found in Central America and South America. The subspecies featured in this design is the only one endemic to the islands of the Caribbean and is only found on St. Lucia.
The obverse side of 2020 Proof Colorized Silver St. Lucia Whiptail Lizards features Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is depicted in right-profile relief in a design exclusive to the EC8 Series. While the bust of Her Majesty comes from the Royal Mint and was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley, the branches that flank her figure are found only on these coins.
On the reverse field of 2020 1 oz Silver St. Lucia Whiptail Lizards is a depiction of a whiptail lizard on a rock in the foreground. The tremendous Pitons of St. Lucia are visible in the background. These collapsed volcanic peaks are dormant and are World Heritage sites located on the western side of the island. The body of the lizard has a brilliant blue colorization.
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