Silver Ounce 2022 Coat of Arms of Antigua and Barbuda, Coin from Antigua and Barbuda - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2022 Coat of Arms of Antigua and Barbuda, Coin from Antigua and Barbuda
CoinSilver Ounce 2022 Coat of Arms of Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda is a sovereign island country 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.

Antigua and Barbuda 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 part of the fifth edition of the Eastern Caribbean 8 (EC8) series of premium bullion coins by the Scottsdale Mint, which has a new annual design for each country of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). The 2022 edition for Antigua and Barbuda features the Coat of Arms of the country, adopted on 27 February 1967 when the island (a former colony) became the Associated State of Antigua - an associated state of the United Kingdom, which was abolished on 1 November 1981 when Antigua and Barbuda gained its independence.

MintScottsdale Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage 25,500
Obverse
Antigua and Barbuda / Silver Ounce 2022 Coat of Arms of Antigua and Barbuda - obverse photo

The obverse of the coins 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.

Normally, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley) are below the portrait when it is used; however, they are not displayed here.

The effigy is surrounded by a laurel wreath. The central circle has a frosted finish.

In the rim, within a plain border, around above the name of the issuing authority: EASTERN CARIBBEAN CENTRAL BANK. Around below, the legend of the monarch, QUEEN ELIZABETH II.

Facing outward, around below left the precious metal content of the coin: 1 OZ .999 SILVER (one troy ounce of 99.9% silver); around below right, the face value TWO DOLLARS.

Obverse Inscription EASTERN CARIBBEAN CENTRAL BANK QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 OZ .999 SILVER TWO DOLLARS
Reverse
Antigua and Barbuda / Silver Ounce 2022 Coat of Arms of Antigua and Barbuda - reverse photo

Within a beaded border, the reverse design of the coin depicts the Coat of Arms of Antigua and Barbuda. It is a shield on which is seen a stylised sugar mill, above which the rays of the rising sun. The shield is surmounted by a knight's helmet, on top of which is a pineapple and flowers. There are several plants found around the shield, all abundant in the country: red hibiscus, sugarcane, and century plant (Agave americana). Supporting the shield is a pair of deer representing the wildlife of the islands.

On a ribbon below the shield, the motto EACH ENDEAVOURING ALL ACHIEVING.

Around above, the name of the country: ANTIGUA & BARBUDA. Below, the date of issue 2022.

Around left and around right, eight stars - four on each side. The background of the reverse has a triangular depression, from which sun rays emerge at the top, similar to those depicted on the Coat of Arms.

Reverse Inscription ANTIGUA & BARBUDA **** 2022 ****
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated, proof-like.
Packaging: in capsule, with 5 coins in a sealed blister strip.
Release date: May 2023.
Release price: US$ 30.07

See also

Coins issued in the Eastern Caribbean 8 (EC8) series in 2022 include:
- Anguilla, 1 oz Gold, Eels, 2022
- Anguilla, 1 oz Silver, Eels, 2022
- Antigua and Barbuda, 1 oz Gold, Coat of Arms of Antigua and Barbuda, 2022
- Antigua and Barbuda, 1 oz Silver, Coat of Arms of Antigua and Barbuda, 2022
- Dominica, 1 oz Gold, Mountain Chicken, 2022
- Dominica, 1 oz Silver, Mountain Chicken, 2022
- Grenada, 1 oz Gold, Nutmeg Tree, 2022
- Grenada, 1 oz Silver, Nutmeg Tree, 2022
- Montserrat, 1 oz Gold, Sea Turtle, 2022
- Montserrat, 1 oz Silver, Sea Turtle, 2022
- Saint Kitts and Nevis, 1 oz Gold, Underwater Surfer, 2022
- Saint Kitts and Nevis, 1 oz Silver, Underwater Surfer, 2022
- Saint Lucia, 1 oz Gold, Young Couple, 2022
- Saint Lucia, 1 oz Silver, Young Couple, 2022
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 1 oz Gold, Sailing Ship, 2022
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 1 oz Silver, Sailing Ship, 2022

Silver Ounce 2022 Coat of Arms of Antigua and Barbuda: Known varieties
Variety Coloured Proof
Images Antigua and Barbuda / Silver Ounce 2022 Coat of Arms of Antigua and Barbuda / Coloured Proof - obverse photo Antigua and Barbuda / Silver Ounce 2022 Coat of Arms of Antigua and Barbuda / Coloured Proof - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 500 (included in total)
Details

Proof coin with a coloured reverse. Packaged in a special edition gift box and display case, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

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Silver Ounce 2022 Coat of Arms of Antigua and Barbuda: Details
CountryAntigua and Barbuda
CurrencyEastern Caribbean Dollar (Antigua and Barbuda)
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
ReverseCoat of Arms of Antigua and Barbuda
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage25,500
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size39.0000 mm
Mass31.1000 g
OCC IDAPVZ-OYRC-QRKB-ELMD
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