Silver Ounce 2019 Flamingo, Coin from Saint Lucia - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2019 Flamingo, Coin from Saint Lucia
CoinSilver Ounce 2019 Flamingo

Saint Lucia 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 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.

Saint Lucia 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 second 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 2019 design for Saint Lucia features two Flamingos.

The American flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) is a large species of flamingo closely related to the greater flamingo and Chilean flamingo native to the Neotropics. It is also known as the Caribbean flamingo, although it is also present in the Galápagos Islands. It is the only flamingo that naturally inhabits North America.

MintScottsdale Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage 27,500
Obverse
Saint Lucia / Silver Ounce 2019 Flamingo - 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
Saint Lucia / Silver Ounce 2019 Flamingo - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts two silhouettes of two flamingos on the beach.

Around above in artistic script, the name of the country: St. Lucia; below, the date of issue 2019.

Reverse Inscription St. Lucia 2019
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: bullion proof-like.
Packaging: in capsule, with 5 coins in a sealed blister strip.

See also

Coins issued in the Eastern Caribbean 8 (EC8) series in 2019 include:
- Anguilla, 1 oz Gold, Lobster, 2019
- Anguilla, 1 oz Silver, Lobster, 2019
- Antigua and Barbuda, 1 oz Gold, Rum Runner, 2019
- Antigua and Barbuda, 1 oz Silver, Rum Runner, 2019
- Dominica, 1 oz Gold, The Nature Isle, 2019
- Dominica, 1 oz Silver, The Nature Isle, 2019
- Grenada, 1 oz Gold, Diving Paradise, 2019
- Grenada, 1 oz Silver, Diving Paradise, 2019
- Montserrat, 1 oz Gold, Emerald Isle of the Caribbean, 2019
- Montserrat, 1 oz Silver, Emerald Isle of the Caribbean, 2019
- Saint Kitts and Nevis, 1 oz Gold, Brown Pelican, 2019
- Saint Kitts and Nevis, 1 oz Silver, Brown Pelican, 2019
- Saint Lucia, 1 oz Gold, Flamingo, 2019
- Saint Lucia, 1 oz Silver, Flamingo, 2019
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 1 oz Gold, Island Hopping, 2019
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 1 oz Silver, Island Hopping, 2019

Silver Ounce 2019 Flamingo: Known varieties
Variety Coloured Proof
Images Saint Lucia / Silver Ounce 2019 Flamingo / Coloured Proof - obverse photo Saint Lucia / Silver Ounce 2019 Flamingo / Coloured Proof - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 2,500 (included in total)
Details

Coloured reverse. Sealed in protective plastic capsule. Packaged in EC8 outer box with display case. Comes with numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

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Silver Ounce 2019 Flamingo: Details
CountrySaint Lucia
CurrencyEastern Caribbean Dollar (Saint Lucia)
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2019
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage27,500
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size39.0000 mm
Mass31.1000 g
OCC IDMXKD-EKQC-RWZY-EWQJ
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