Dale Seppa submitted the following mini-catalog of new Ecuador fantasy issues. Thanks.
ECUADOR – Recent Unofficial Issues
The issues listed below have recently been released. This is apparently a new commercial series. As shown below the obverse (tails) is the same for all of the issues. There are two versions; the 38 mm. silver color and the 26 mm. bi-metallic issue. Seemingly the complete series will be the exotic animals of Ecuador and based on the ten different that I have been able to secure they are being issued in alphabetical order.
The 26 mm. version is bi-metallic (zinc alloy & brass) and weighs about 7.8 grams. They come in a plain plastic bag but they appear to be first-strikes
untouched by human hands. They are apparently from a private mint with reported mintage of 200 pieces for each animal.
The 38 mm. version weighs approximately 30 grams. They appear to be proof and come encapsulated. They are said to be copper but apparently plated so they appear to be silver. I have not seen any mintage figures for them.
I am assuming that the series could continue for some time as there are many exotic animals in Ecuador. Based on the scanty information that I have each of them was limited to 200 struck and I think the majority were pre-sold to some kind of subscriber base so I doubt if many will appear in the open market but time will tell.
None of these are listed in any of the Krause/Mishler publications as they appeared after the latest edition that I have.
Shown above is the common reverse with the 26mm
1000 SUCRES 2022 ECX710a. AGUILA HARPIA (Harpy Eagle). Bi-metallic, 26 mm.
1000 SUCRES 2022 ECX710b AGUILA HARPIA (Harpy Eagle). Design as previous but 38 mm.
1000 SUCRES 2022 ECX710e. ALBATROS DE GALAPAGOS (Galapagos Albatross). Bi-metallic, 26 mm.
1000 SUCRES 2022 ECX710f. ALBATROS DE GALAPAGOS (Galapagos Albatross). Said to be copper but distinctly silver color, 38 mm.
1000 SUCRES 2022 ECX710c. ARMADILLO GIGANTE (Giant Armadillo). Bi-metallic, 26 mm
1000 SUCRES 2022 ECX710d. ARMADILLO GIGANTE (Giant Armadillo).. Said to be copper but distinctly silver color, 38 mm. BU$43
1000 SUCRES 2022 ECX710g. COLIBRI PICOESPADA (Hummingbird). Bi-metallic, 26 mm.
1000 SUCRES 2022 ECX710h. COLIBRI PICOESPADA (Hummingbird). Design as previous. Said to be copper but distinctly silver color, 38 mm.
For the following I am not listing any of the 38 mm. as I have not seen them yet.
1000 SUCRES 2022 ECX710?. CONDOR ANDINO (Andean Condor). Bi-metallic, 26 mm.
1000 SUCRES 2022 ECX710? DELFIN ROSADO (Pink Dolphin) Bi-metallic, 26 mm.
1000 SUCRES 2022 ECX710? JAGUAR
Bi-metallic, 26 mm.
1000 SUCRES 2022 ECX710? JAMBATO DE TRES CRUCES (Three Crosses Jambato). Bi-metallic, 26 mm.
1000 SUCRES 2022 ECX710? LOBO FINO DE GALAPAGOS (Galapagos Fur Seal). Bi-metallic, 26 mm
"This is a private issue. I am told it is base metal, 38 mm and about 30 grams."
Wayne Homren, Editor
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