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The EC8 (Eastern Caribbean Bank) program consists of four coins minted each year on behalf of each of the eight Caribbean island members that comprise the ECCB - Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The ECCB is the official issuer of the Eastern Caribbean Dollar, the Currency of the EC8 Coin Program since it began in 2018.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Limited mintage of only 500 coins.
- Reverse: A black and orange Oriole sits perched upon a branch while looming in the distance is the active Soufriére Hills Volcano with orange and red lava.
- The coins, manufactured and distributed by Scottsdale Mint are legal tender in the territories of the eight members that comprise the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank.
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Collect a piece of history from each of the beautiful Caribbean Islands. Add this Montserrat Oriole Proof to your cart today!
Montserrat is located in the Leeward Islands of the Eastern Caribbean, which is part of the chain known as the Lesser Antilles, in the West Indies. It is a British Overseas Territory whose nickname, "The Emerald Isle of the Caribbean" is derived from its resemblance to coastal Ireland and for its Irish ancestry (prisoners, indentured servants, forced laborers, and loyal opposition soldiery) of many of its inhabitants who began arriving on the island around 1632. The national bird of Montserrat is the endangered Oriole as depicted on this coin. Since 1995 the Soufriere Hills volcano became active again, which lead to evacuations of nearly two-thirds of the island's population and increased the endangerment of the Oriole.
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