Silver Ounce 2020 Gecko, Coin from Anguilla - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2020 Gecko, Coin from Anguilla
CoinSilver Ounce 2020 Gecko

Anguilla is a British overseas territory in the Caribbean which uses the Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC$) as its currency; it is the common currency of six independent states and two British Overseas Territories. The EC$ has both common and national issues. All common circulating coins are issued under the authority of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank and have no issuing country specified on them. Separately, each member country can also strike coins bearing its national symbols; these coins are legal tender in all members states, and are usually commemorative or bullion not intended for general circulation. Most of the member states are also members of the (British) Commonwealth of Nations and share the same monarch with the United Kingdom, so that the effigy of the monarch is displayed on the coins and banknotes of the currency.

Anguilla has authorised some foreign mints to strike coins under its issuing authority for collector's purposes. Some of these are in popular bullion formats, such as one troy ounce (1 oz) of silver.

This coin is one of the two coins in the CeCo Edition (ceramic coins), and features an innovative ceramic coating.

Allcollect says about it:
For several years, we have been trying to produce a coin with ceramic coating. It took us this long because ceramic is not an easy raw material to work with. It requires high levels of heat to get a smooth surface. We have now reached a level where we can produce fully or partially ceramic covered coins, whichever is required.

The 1oz 999 silver coin with a sunbathing gecko is finished with real ceramic particles and rose gold. It is created with a very complex technique, since the even structure of the ceramic coating can only be achieved with great heat. The result is a premium-quality combination of matt ceramic and various, brilliant precious metals!

MintAllCollect Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage999
Anguilla / Silver Ounce 2020 Gecko - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the value: ELIZABETH II · EAST CARIBBEAN STATES · 1 DOLLAR 2020.

Around below right, in smaller letters the metal content - .999 1 OZ (one troy ounce of 99.9% silver).

Anguilla / Silver Ounce 2020 Gecko - reverse photo

The reverse features a sunbathing gecko highlighted in rose gold, on a background decorated with floral motifs.

Near the rim, a beaded circle interrupted around above by the inscription ANGUILLA and on the left by the date of issue 2020.

Reverse Inscription ANGUILLA 2020
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated, ceramic coating, selective rose gold plating.
Packaging: in protective capsule and illustrated display box, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity in English and German.

See also

The other coin with ceramic coating from the collection is the silver ounce starfish issued for the Cook Islands in 2019.

Royal Mint
Royal Mint
Silver Ounce 2020 Gecko: Details
CurrencyEastern Caribbean Dollar (Anguilla)
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage999
Material0.9999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.600 mm
Mass31.100 g
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