1 oz silver Rum Runner 2018 Eastern Caribbean N°1 / 8

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Q5 coins / skin board
Legal tender$2
Year2018
CapsuleYes
Mintage25 000
MintSCOTTSDALE MINT
Minimum metal content ( gr )31.15
Diameter ( mm )38.6
ConditionBU

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Scottsdale Mint, in partnership with the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank ("ECCB"), is pleased to announce an historic, first-of-its-kind gold and silver bullion and commemorative coin program - the “EC8”. The EC8 program will consist of four coins minted in 2018 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 2018 Coin Program. These coins are legal tender in the territories of all eight members that comprise the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank.

Throughout the Caribbean's colonial period, competition for rum sales and for the security that armed ships brought with them was fierce among the English Caribbean planters.  The Caribbean island governors supported selling rum to the Royal Navy in hopes of the move helping to keep the pirates of the Caribbean at bay. Pirates often made extra money running rum to heavily taxed colonies in North America and the West Indies.  As early as the 16th century, the British government employed "Revenue Cutters," small lightweight vessels to stop the pirates and smugglers.

Antigua and Barbuda are two Caribbean islands, (Antigua, pronounced "An-tee'-gah" and Barbuda), that form a country that lies between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. Antigua and Barbuda is a Caribbean destination that's both exotic and luxurious.  Here you will find a rich history to explore and some of the world's finest rums. Antigua's history of rum production dates back to the early 1700's when sugar was first introduced to the island and quickly became the main crops produced on its plantations.
Sugarcane byproducts, such as molasses or honeys, or sugarcane juice, are the primary ingredients in the production of rum by a process of fermentation and distillation.  The distillate, a clear liquid, is then aged in oak barrels, thus aiding in the creation of the Caribbean's world-wide sought after rum.

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