Gold Ounce 2021 Humpback Whale, Coin from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2021 Humpback Whale, Coin from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
CoinGold Ounce 2021 Humpback Whale

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 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 Vincent and the Grenadines 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 fourth 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 2021 design for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines features the Humpback Whale.

While these stunning creatures are found all over the world, they are especially drawn to the warmer waters near and around the Caribbean.

MintScottsdale Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage2,600
Obverse
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines / Gold Ounce 2021 Humpback Whale - 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
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines / Gold Ounce 2021 Humpback Whale - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows a humpback whale swimming in its classic arched position against a backdrop of crashing waves.

Around above in the outer rim of the coin, the country name in a capitalised serif font: St. Vincent & the Grenadines; around below, the date of issue 2021.

Reverse Inscription St. Vincent & the Grenadines 2021
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

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

See also

Coins issued in the EC8 series in 2021 include:
- Anguilla, 1 oz Gold, Sailing Ships, 2021
- Anguilla, 1 oz Silver, Sailing Ships, 2021
- Antigua and Barbuda, 1 oz Gold, Frigatebird, 2021
- Antigua and Barbuda, 1 oz Silver, Frigatebird, 2021
- Dominica, 1 oz Gold, Imperial Amazon Parrots, 2021
- Dominica, 1 oz Silver, Imperial Amazon Parrots, 2021
- Grenada, 1 oz Gold, Coat of Arms of Grenada, 2021
- Grenada, 1 oz Silver, Coat of Arms of Grenada, 2021
- Montserrat, 1 oz Gold, Angelfish, 2021
- Montserrat, 1 oz Silver, Angelfish, 2021
- Saint Kitts and Nevis, 1 oz Gold, Shipwreck, 2021
- Saint Kitts and Nevis, 1 oz Silver, Shipwreck, 2021
- Saint Lucia, 1 oz Gold, Ginger Flower, 2021
- Saint Lucia, 1 oz Silver, Ginger Flower, 2021
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 1 oz Gold, Humpback Whale, 2021
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 1 oz Silver, Humpback Whale, 2021

Gold Ounce 2021 Humpback Whale: Known varieties
Variety Coloured Proof
Images Saint Vincent and the Grenadines / Gold Ounce 2021 Humpback Whale / Coloured Proof - obverse photo Saint Vincent and the Grenadines / Gold Ounce 2021 Humpback Whale / Coloured Proof - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown (included in total)
Details

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

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Gold Ounce 2021 Humpback Whale: Details
CountrySaint Vincent and the Grenadines
CurrencyEastern Caribbean Dollar (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines)
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value10 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage2,600
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDNXYD-ENZC-XNMG-EVRB
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