The first issue of 2020 EC8 Series at the Scottsdale Mint is the same coin that has started the series in the last two years of availability: the Antigua & Barbuda Rum Runner. The Rum Runner design is the first of the collection each year and is specifically designed for the two-island nation. Today, you have the opportunity to get 2020 Antigua & Barbuda Rum Runner 1 oz Silver Coins online at Provident Metals.
There is a long history of rum-running in the Caribbean Sea, and it has nothing to do with the tasty island-themed cocktail popular on cruises and in tropical bars across the region. As the rum industry boomed on several Caribbean islands, the colonial powers of Britain and Spain began to tax the alcohol as it entered and left various ports throughout the region. The British, in particular, were known for deploying revenue cutters to ensure all merchants were abiding by laws and paying taxes on the beverage. Naturally, a bootleg industry emerged.
On the obverse side of the 2020 Antigua & Barbuda Rum Runner 1 oz Silver Coin is an image of Queen Elizabeth II. In this right-profile portrait, the Queen is shown with the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara on her head with fern leaves flanking the portrait. Inscriptions on this side of the coin read Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, 1 oz .999 Silver, Queen Elizabeth II, and Two Dollars.
The reverse face of 2020 Antigua & Barbuda Rum Runner 1 oz Silver Coins includes a depiction of a schooner serving in the role of a rum runner. Bootleggers, also known as rum runners themselves, would use the fastest sailing ships of the day to try and outrun British revenue cutters in dodging the taxation of rum when moving the alcohol from island to island. The design featured on this side captures a ship at sea racing to get its load from one port to the next before being discovered. Inscriptions include Antigua & Barbuda and 2020.
Rum runners were most recently used in the Caribbean Sea in the 20th century when the United States imposed its Prohibition laws. As alcohol was illegal to consume in the United States, it also became illegal to produce. Producers in the Caribbean began running rum to the US once again during this period of history.
2020 Antigua & Barbuda Rum Runner 1 oz Silver Coins are available to purchase today in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The coins will be packaged individually inside of capsules, by multiples of 5 in skinboards, or by multiples of 125 in boxes.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Country||Antigua and Barbuda|
|Product Series||Rum Runner|
|Certificate of Authenticity||No|
|Capsule Size||38 mm|
|Metal Content||1 Troy Ounce|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|