Gold Fifth-Ounce 2017 Trident, Coin from Barbados - detailed information

Gold Fifth-Ounce 2017 Trident, Coin from Barbados
CoinGold Fifth-Ounce 2017 Trident

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. Some of these are in the gold fifth-ounce format, preferred mostly by the Scottsdale Mint.

The 2017 Barbados Trident 1/5oz Gold Coin is the first issue in a bullion coin series by the Scottsdale Mint.

The Mint says about it:
This charming coin features a powerful image - the Barbadian trident, which is considered both apolitical and symbolic for all residents that identify in any way with their roots as Bajans. The Barbados trident is also a symbol of sovereignty, and appears in many other instances including the country's flag.

MintScottsdale Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage5,000
Obverse
Barbados / Gold Fifth-Ounce 2017 Trident - 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.

Around below, the name of the country: BARBADOS.

The date of issue 2017 is divided by the Coat of Arms. Under each part, a small trident.

The border around the rim is beaded with large dots.

Obverse Inscription BARBADOS 2017
Reverse
Barbados / Gold Fifth-Ounce 2017 Trident - reverse photo

The reverse design features a large trident at centre, on a background of thin wavy lines.

Around below, the face value TWO DOLLARS. Around right and around left, the precious metal content: 1/5TH TR OZ .9999 GOLD.

The border around the rim is beaded with large dots.

Reverse Inscription TWO DOLLARS 1/5TH TR OZ .9999 GOLD
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Gold content (Troy oz): 0.200
Finish: proof-like.
Packaging: in a protective capsule.

See also

Coins issued in the Barbados Trident series include (ordered by metal / size / year):
- 1 oz Gold, Barbados Trident 2017
- 1 oz Gold, Barbados Trident 2018
- 1 oz Gold, Barbados Trident 2019
- 1 oz Gold, Barbados Trident 2020
- 1 oz Gold, Barbados Trident 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Barbados Trident 2022
- 1/5 oz Gold, Barbados Trident 2017
- 1/5 oz Silver, Barbados Trident 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Barbados Trident 2017
- 1 oz Silver, Barbados Trident 2018
- 1 oz Silver, Barbados Trident 2019
- 1 oz Silver, Barbados Trident 2020
- 1 oz Silver, Barbados Trident 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Barbados Trident 2022

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Gold Fifth-Ounce 2017 Trident: Details
CountryBarbados
CurrencyBarbadian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Fifth-Ounce (1/5 oz)
Issued2017
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyCoat of Arms of Barbados
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage5,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size21.000 mm
Mass6.220 g
OCC IDGAVP-OXAC-LNJY-EMDY
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