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 St. Lucia, the “Whiptail Lizard” 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 2020 EC8 St. Lucia coin depicts the many beautiful faces of this island that is truly blessed by nature. The foreground prominently features the Whiptail Lizard (affectionately called “Zando” by locals), an endangered and iconic reptile species that is endemic to St. Lucia and the only whiptail species found in the entire Caribbean.
The whiptail is set against a backdrop of the famous Gros and Petit Pitons rising up from the sea. The volcanic peaks rise dramatically from the Caribbean Sea to approximately 750m and are classified as a World Heritage Site. Finally the coin includes the national flower – the St. Lucia Rose – a nod to the abundant flora the island is so proud of.