2020 1 oz Montserrat Oriole .9999 Gold Coin BU

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Scottsdale Mint, in partnership with the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), is pleased to continue the EC8 program with the release of the 3rd issue from Montserrat, the Oriole Silver and Gold Coin. Manufactured and distributed by Scottsdale Mint, each coin is struck in .999+ silver and .9999+ gold and weighs one troy ounce. The silver "Oriole" BU coins will ship in capsules on Scottsdale Mint skin boards of five (5) coins. The gold "Oriole" BU coins will ship in Scottsdale Mint's Certi-Lock® packaging. The silver color commemorative and gold color commemorative coins will ship in capsules inside custom boxes.

The 2020 ECCB Montserrat coin depicts the Montserrat Oriole, a vulnerable species of oriole endemic to this eastern Caribbean island. In stunning detail, the national bird of Montserrat is shown perched on a branch against a backdrop of the famous Soufriére Hills volcano. As of 1995, Soufriére Hills is an active volcano. Frequent eruptions have left half of the island uninhabitable and have also contributed to the Montserrat Oriole's status as a vulnerable endangered species. Between 1995 and 2000, two-thirds of the island's population was forced to flee, primarily to the United Kingdom, leaving fewer than 1200 people on the island in 1997. The volcano exists within an exclusion zone which is not accessible to the public, yet the rest of the island remains one of the Eastern Caribbean's highly sought tourist destinations.

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Year 2020
Metal Content Gold
Denomination $ 10
Purity 9995
Condition Brilliant Uncirculated
Country Montserrat
Manufacturer Scottsdale Mit
Mintage 2,500