Gold Half Gram 2021 Caribbean Octopus, Coin from Barbados - detailed information

Gold Half Gram 2021 Caribbean Octopus, Coin from Barbados
CoinGold Half Gram 2021 Caribbean Octopus

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 half gram of gold mini-coin format.

The 2021 0.5 g Barbados Caribbean Octopus Gold Coin is part of the Caribbean Silver and Gold series by MDM, issued in partnership with APMEX. This is the first 1/2 gram coin in the series.

The octopus uses its legs / tentacles for eating, moving, hunting, tasting and mating. Octopus are also masters of disguise and can alter their skin to take on different colours and textures to blend in with their surroundings. On each of the octopus' tentacles are suction cups which assist the animal to attach itself to surfaces. An octopus releases black ink when threatened by predators.

MintMDM Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage999
Obverse
Barbados / Gold Half Gram 2021 Caribbean Octopus - 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 above, the name of the country: BARBADOS.

Around below, the face value 10 DOLLARS. Divided by that, to the left and right of it, the precious metal content: 0.5g Au 999 (half gram of 99.9% gold).

Obverse Inscription BARBADOS 10 DOLLARS 0.5g Au 999
Reverse
Barbados / Gold Half Gram 2021 Caribbean Octopus - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin features the image of an octopus with some of its tentacles wrapped around the circle of the design. Below the octopus are images of the sea bottom with rocks and plants.

Around above, the name of the coin series: CARIBBEAN GOLD; below the octopus, the date of issue 2021.

Reverse Inscription CARIBBEAN GOLD 2021
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Gold content (Troy oz): 0.016
Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated.
Packaging: in a protective capsule.
Issue price: US$ 69.99.

See also

Coins in the Caribbean Gold and Caribbean Silver series include:
- 1 oz Gold, Caribbean Seahorse 2019
- 1 oz Gold, Caribbean Seahorse 2020
- 1 oz Gold, Caribbean Pelican 2020
- 1 oz Gold, Caribbean Seahorse 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Caribbean Pelican 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Caribbean Octopus 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Caribbean Seahorse 2022
- 1 oz Gold, Caribbean Pelican 2022
- 1 oz Gold, Caribbean Octopus 2022
- 0.5 g Gold, Caribbean Octopus 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Caribbean Seahorse 2018
- 1 oz Silver, Caribbean Seahorse 2019
- 1 oz Silver, Caribbean Seahorse 2020
- 1 oz Silver, Caribbean Pelican 2020
- 1 oz Silver, Caribbean Seahorse 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Caribbean Pelican 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Caribbean Octopus 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Caribbean Seahorse 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Caribbean Pelican 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Caribbean Octopus 2022

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Gold Half Gram 2021 Caribbean Octopus: Details
CountryBarbados
CurrencyBarbadian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Half Gram (0.5 g)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyCoat of Arms of Barbados
Face Value10 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage999
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size11.000 mm
Mass0.500 g
OCC IDPMVR-EAPC-RLMM-ONQG
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