Gold Ounce 2018 Diving Paradise, Coin from Grenada - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2018 Diving Paradise, Coin from Grenada
CoinGold Ounce 2018 Diving Paradise

Grenada 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.

Grenada 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 gold.

This coin is part 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 series started in 2018, and the first edition for Grenada presents the country as a Diving Paradise.

MintScottsdale Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage3,000
Obverse
Grenada / Gold Ounce 2018 Diving Paradise - 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 .9999 GOLD (one troy ounce of 99.99% gold); around below right, the face value TEN DOLLARS.

Obverse Inscription EASTERN CARIBBEAN CENTRAL BANK QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 OZ .9999 GOLD TEN DOLLARS
Reverse
Grenada / Gold Ounce 2018 Diving Paradise - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts two scuba divers approaching a sunken ship.

Around above, the name of the country: GRENADA, below which the date of issue 2018.

Reverse Inscription GRENADA 2018
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof-like.
Packaging: in serialised Certi-Lock packaging (assay card).

See also

Coins issued in the EC8 series in 2018 include:
- Anguilla, 1 oz Gold, Lobster, 2018
- Anguilla, 1 oz Silver, Lobster, 2018
- Antigua and Barbuda, 1 oz Gold, Rum Runner, 2018
- Antigua and Barbuda, 1 oz Silver, Rum Runner, 2018
- Dominica, 1 oz Gold, The Nature Isle, 2018
- Dominica, 1 oz Silver, The Nature Isle, 2018
- Grenada, 1 oz Gold, Diving Paradise, 2018
- Grenada, 1 oz Silver, Diving Paradise, 2018
- Montserrat, 1 oz Gold, Emerald Isle of the Caribbean, 2018
- Montserrat, 1 oz Silver, Emerald Isle of the Caribbean, 2018
- Saint Kitts and Nevis, 1 oz Gold, Brown Pelican, 2018
- Saint Kitts and Nevis, 1 oz Silver, Brown Pelican, 2018
- Saint Lucia, 1 oz Gold, Flamingo, 2018
- Saint Lucia, 1 oz Silver, Flamingo, 2018
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 1 oz Gold, Seaplane, 2018
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 1 oz Silver, Seaplane, 2018

Gold Ounce 2018 Diving Paradise: Known varieties
Variety Coloured Proof
Images Grenada / Gold Ounce 2018 Diving Paradise / Coloured Proof - obverse photo Grenada / Gold Ounce 2018 Diving Paradise / Coloured Proof - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 500 (included in total)
Details

Coloured reverse. Packaged in a special edition gift box with display case, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

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Gold Ounce 2018 Diving Paradise: Details
CountryGrenada
CurrencyEastern Caribbean Dollar (Grenada)
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2018
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value10 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage3,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDBVYX-EWRC-JMVW-OJZN
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2018 EC8 Grenada 1 oz Gold Color Coin
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Notes: Coloured proof.
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2018 EC8 Grenada 1 oz Gold Color Coin
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Notes: Coloured proof.
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