The 2020 1 oz silver St. Lucia whiptail lizard coin is another fine example in the EC8 coin series from the Scottsdale Mint.
Since 2018 the Scottsdale Mint has been producing coins for the EC8(Eastern Caribean 8) encompassing 8 Caribean Island groups in the ECCB (Eastern Caribean Central Bank) who governs currency for these Island Countries. Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent, and the Grenadines.
The 2020 St. Lucia whiptail lizard coin is the 3rd coin in the EC8 series from St. Lucia. The whiptail lizard can be found in Central and South America and the West Indies with St. Lucia being the only Island in the West Indies the lizard is naturally from.
The obverse side freatures a frosted center with a side view of Queen Elizabeth II surrounded by a laurel wreath. The shiny outer rim is inscribed with EASTERN CARIBBEAN CENTRAL BANK on the top, QUEEN ELIZABETH II on the bottom, .999 SILVER on the left and TWO DOLLARS on the right. This is the standard design for all of the EC8 series coins and was created by Ian Rank-Broadley.
The Reverse features a whiptail lizard in the center bottom half of the coin. Just above the lizard to the left are two dormant volcano mountain peaks known as the Pitons or Gros Piton and Petit Piton. To the right of the mountains is a rose the national flower of St. Lucia. The inscription on the top reads ST. LUCIA with 2020 just below and WHIPTAIL LIZARD on the bottom.
Manufacturer Scottsdale Mint
Diameter 39 mm
Thickness 3.2 mm
Edge Design Reeded
Condition Brilliant Uncirculated
Face Value 2 Dollars
Issuing Country St. Lucia
Metal Weight 1 Troy Ounce