Gold Ounce 2019 Caribbean Seahorse, Coin from Barbados - detailed information

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).

The 2019 1oz Barbados Caribbean Seahorse Gold Coin is part of the Caribbean Silver and Gold series by MDM, and the second issue highlighting one of the most unique fishes in the ocean, the seahorse. Seahorses are truly unique, and not just because of their unusual equine shape. Unlike most other fish, they are monogamous and mate for life. Rarer still, they are among the few animal species on Earth in which the male bears the unborn young. A baby seahorse is called a fry.

Seahorses are found in shallow tropical and temperate waters throughout the world. These upright swimmers are relatives of the pipefish and can range in size from 1.5 to 35 centimetres long.

Information about: Gold Ounce 2019 Caribbean Seahorse, Coin from Barbados
MintMDM Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage100
Obverse
Barbados / Gold Ounce 2019 Caribbean Seahorse - 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: 1 oz Au 999 (one troy ounce of 99.9% gold).

Obverse Inscription BARBADOS 10 DOLLARS 1 oz Au 999
Reverse
Barbados / Gold Ounce 2019 Caribbean Seahorse - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin features an image of two seahorses facing each other. One is a close-up view and the second is smaller and somewhat in the background. In the background are graphics representing the waves of the ocean, an ocean plant and air bubbles formed by the wildlife in the sea.

The name of the coin series, purity and year of issue is also on the reverse: CARIBBEAN GOLD around left, 1 OZ FINE GOLD .999 around right, and 2019 below.

Reverse Inscription CARIBBEAN GOLD 1 OZ FINE GOLD .999 2019
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated.
Packaging: in a protective capsule and presentation box, with Certificate of Authenticity.

See also

Coins in the Caribbean Gold and Caribbean Silver series include (ordered by year / design / metal / size):
- 1 oz Silver, Caribbean Seahorse 2018
- 1 oz Gold, Caribbean Seahorse 2019
- 1 oz Silver, Caribbean Seahorse 2019
- 1 oz Gold, Caribbean Seahorse 2020
- 1 oz Silver, Caribbean Seahorse 2020
- 1 oz Gold, Caribbean Pelican 2020
- 1 oz Silver, Caribbean Pelican 2020
- 1 oz Gold, Caribbean Seahorse 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Caribbean Seahorse 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Caribbean Pelican 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Caribbean Pelican 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Caribbean Octopus 2021
- 0.5 g Gold, Caribbean Octopus 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Caribbean Octopus 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Caribbean Seahorse 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Caribbean Seahorse 2022
- 1 oz Gold, Caribbean Pelican 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Caribbean Pelican 2022
- 1 oz Gold, Caribbean Octopus 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Caribbean Octopus 2022
- 1 oz Gold, Caribbean Seahorse 2023
- 1 oz Silver, Caribbean Seahorse 2023
- 1 oz Gold, Caribbean Pelican 2023
- 1 oz Silver, Caribbean Pelican 2023
- 1 oz Gold, Caribbean Octopus 2023
- 1 oz Silver, Caribbean Octopus 2023
- 1 oz Gold, Caribbean Green Monkey 2023
- 1 oz Silver, Caribbean Green Monkey 2023

All (20) coins of type: Gold Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Ounce 2017 Trident 5,000 Coat of Arms of Barbados BARBADOS 2017
Gold Ounce 2018 Trident 5,000 Coat of Arms of Barbados BARBADOS 2018
Gold Ounce 2019 Trident 5,000 Coat of Arms of Barbados BARBADOS 2019
Gold Ounce 2019 Caribbean Seahorse 100 Coat of Arms of Barbados BARBADOS 10 DOLLARS 1 oz Au 999
Gold Ounce 2020 Trident 5,000 Coat of Arms of Barbados BARBADOS 2020
Gold Ounce 2020 Caribbean Seahorse 100 Coat of Arms of Barbados BARBADOS 10 DOLLARS 1 oz Au 999
Gold Ounce 2020 Caribbean Pelican 100 Coat of Arms of Barbados BARBADOS 10 DOLLARS 1 oz Au 999
Gold Ounce 2021 Trident 5,000 Coat of Arms of Barbados BARBADOS 2021
Gold Ounce 2021 Caribbean Seahorse 100 Coat of Arms of Barbados BARBADOS 10 DOLLARS 1 oz Au 999
Gold Ounce 2021 Caribbean Pelican 100 Coat of Arms of Barbados BARBADOS 10 DOLLARS 1 oz Au 999
Gold Ounce 2021 Caribbean Octopus 100 Coat of Arms of Barbados BARBADOS 10 DOLLARS 1 oz Au 999
Gold Ounce 2022 Trident 5,000 Coat of Arms of Barbados BARBADOS 2022
Gold Ounce 2022 Caribbean Seahorse 100 Coat of Arms of Barbados BARBADOS 10 DOLLARS 1 oz Au 999
Gold Ounce 2022 Caribbean Pelican 100 Coat of Arms of Barbados BARBADOS 10 DOLLARS 1 oz Au 999
Gold Ounce 2022 Caribbean Octopus 100 Coat of Arms of Barbados BARBADOS 10 DOLLARS 1 oz Au 999
Gold Ounce 2023 Trident 2,000 Coat of Arms of Barbados BARBADOS 2023
Gold Ounce 2023 Caribbean Seahorse 100 Coat of Arms of Barbados BARBADOS 10 DOLLARS 1 oz Au 999
Gold Ounce 2023 Caribbean Octopus 100 Coat of Arms of Barbados BARBADOS 10 DOLLARS 1 oz Au 999
Gold Ounce 2023 Caribbean Pelican 100 Coat of Arms of Barbados BARBADOS 10 DOLLARS 1 oz Au 999
Gold Ounce 2023 Caribbean Green Monkey 100 Coat of Arms of Barbados BARBADOS 10 DOLLARS 1 oz Au 999
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Gold Ounce 2019 Caribbean Seahorse: Details
CountryBarbados
CurrencyBarbadian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Issued2019
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyCoat of Arms of Barbados
Face Value10 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage100
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.7000 mm
Mass31.1000 g
OCC IDBVYX-EWRC-XPGZ-OJZN
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