Gold Ounce (1 oz), Coin Type from Barbados - detailed information

Gold Ounce (1 oz), Coin Type from Barbados (issued 2017 - )
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz)

The Barbadian Dollar has been the currency of Barbados since 1973, when it replaced the Eastern Caribbean Dollar. It is normally abbreviated with the dollar sign $, or alternatively BBD $ to distinguish it from other dollar-denominated currencies.

Apart from the regular circulating coinage, the country has also authorised some foreign mints to issue commemorative and bullion coins under its jurisdiction. These are typically in standard bullion sizes, such as one ounce of gold (abbreviated as 1 oz Au, where "Au" comes from the Latin word for gold, Aurum).

Obverse
Barbados / Gold Ounce (1 oz) - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin displays at its centre the Coat of Arms of Barbados: a shield which carries two Pride of Barbados flowers (the National Flower) and a Bearded Fig Tree (ficus Citrifolia). On either side of the shield are the supporters - on the right is a dolphin symbolic of the fishing industry, and on the left a pelican, after Pelican Island, a small outcrop later incorporated into the Deep Water Harbour development. Above the shield is a helmet, above which the hand of a Bajan holding two crossed pieces of sugar cane symbolic of the sugar industry. On a ribbon below, the motto PRIDE AND INDUSTRY.

Obverse Inscription BARBADOS [year]
Reverse
Barbados / Gold Ounce (1 oz) - reverse photo

Various designs as listed individually below.

Reverse Inscription FIVE DOLLARS ONE TROY OUNCE .9999 FINE GOLD
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
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Gold Ounce (1 oz): Details
CountryBarbados
CurrencyBarbadian Dollar
From2017
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.000 mm
Mass31.100 g