Final Eastern Caribbean 8 Series Releases Now at APMEX

EC8 2018 1 oz Silver and Gold

APMEX, the nation’s largest Precious Metals e-retailer, is now offering the final two issues of the Eastern Central Caribbean Bank coin program. These Gold and Silver coins depict two images common throughout the Caribbean: flamingos and seaplanes.

The eight unique designs released in the EC8 Series are legal tender in their respective territories and are distributed by Scottsdale Mint. Each design has been released in four 1 oz coins – Silver BU, colorized Silver, Gold BU and colorized Gold.

These newest and final releases are backed by Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The other islands in the EC8 are Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Anguilla and Montserrat. Each country features its own release in the series, celebrating the unique culture and history of that island. The reverse of each coin displays Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II along with the coin's weight and purity.

The obverse of the 2018 Flamingo coins feature a pair of flamingos, which is very fitting for a coin from Saint Lucia. This small country has a moderate tropical climate, thanks to its location on the Atlantic Ocean border causing the warm climate to be moderated by northeast trade winds. Saint Lucia boasts a unique bird-watching experience, whether on the beach or in the mountain regions.

The 2018 Seaplane coins depict one of the most common methods of transportation within this exquisite island chain. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, also referred to as simply SVG, is uncluttered by tourist exploitation, with white-sand beaches, sky-blue water and barely a soul around. The seaplane is so common because SVG alone has 32 islands and cays to explore.

All issues in the EC8 Series have extremely limited mintages, from 25,000 Silver coins to just 500 colorized Gold coins. You can shop these final releases available now at APMEX to complete or even start any Eastern Caribbean collection.

About APMEX, Inc.

Since 1999, APMEX has been one of the nation's largest Precious Metals e-retailers, boasting over $10 billion in transactions. APMEX has the largest selection of bullion and numismatic items provided by a retailer, boasting more than 10,000 products. Product offerings include all U.S. Mint bullion such as Gold, Silver and Platinum American Eagle coins. APMEX also sells products from leading mints around the world including The Royal Mint, Perth Mint, Royal Canadian Mint and many others. APMEX is a member of the American Numismatic Association, the International Precious Metals Institute and the Industry Council for Tangible Assets. For additional information, visit or call (800) 375-9006.

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