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, including the half ounce of silver format (abbreviated as 1/2 oz Ag, where "Ag" comes from the Latin word for silver, Argentum). The coins are considered "Non-Circulating Legal Tender" (NCLT) because they are released at prices significantly higher that their bullion value, and are targeted at collectors and not at precious metal investors.
The coin celebrates an animated series, holding appeal for over five decades. It provides us with a unique look into "The Mystery Machine", their primary source of transportation in their adventure-filled escapades. The Scooby-Doo coin serves as a trip down memory lane, reminding us of our childhood curiosities, finding the funny in the risky, and showing us that bravery is the ability to face obstacles even when engulfed in fear.
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 right, the face value ONE DOLLAR. Around below, the date of issue 2021.
Around left: Ag999 1/2oz (one half of a troy ounce of 99.9% silver).
The rim is wide and decorated with cinema-related symbols.