Gold Ounce 2022 Caribbean Pelican, Coin from Barbados - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2022 Caribbean Pelican, Coin from Barbados
CoinGold Ounce 2022 Caribbean Pelican

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 2022 1oz Barbados Caribbean Pelican Gold Coin is part of the Caribbean Silver and Gold series by MDM, issued in partnership with APMEX.

This is the third release in this series featuring the national bird of Barbados, the Brown Pelican. Brown Pelicans have a dark body, an oversized bill, and a sinuous neck. This pelican is the smallest pelican species with an average length of 1.2 metres.

Although the pelican is featured on the Coat of Arms of the country, the bird is rarely seen in or around Barbados. The pelican represents a small island that once existed off Barbados called Pelican Island. According to historical record, the island received its name from brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) that would nest there. Over the five years of 1956 to 1961, a southwest section of the Atlantic Ocean between the island and Barbados was reclaimed and filled in during the building of the Bridgetown Port, and now Pelican Island has become incorporated into the mainland in the Bridgetown Deep Water Harbour complex.

MintMDM Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage100
Obverse
Barbados / Gold Ounce 2022 Caribbean Pelican - 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 2022 Caribbean Pelican - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin features a view of a pelican from behind with its wings spanned out, standing on a pier post, with clouds and waves seen in the background.

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 2022 above that.

Reverse Inscription CARIBBEAN GOLD 1 OZ FINE GOLD .999 2021
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

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

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 Ounce 2022 Caribbean Pelican: Details
CountryBarbados
CurrencyBarbadian Dollar
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2022
EffigyCoat of Arms of Barbados
Face Value10 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage100
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.700 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDGAVP-OXAC-PXXZ-EMDY
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