Silver Ounce 2018 Caribbean Seahorse, Coin from Barbados - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2018 Caribbean Seahorse, Coin from Barbados
CoinSilver Ounce 2018 Caribbean Seahorse

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 silver (abbreviated as 1 oz Ag, where "Ag" comes from the Latin word for silver, Argentum).

The 2018 1oz Barbados Caribbean Seahorse Silver Coin is part of the Caribbean Silver and Gold series by MDM, and the first design 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.

MintMDM Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage10,000
Obverse
Barbados / Silver Ounce 2018 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 1 DOLLAR. Divided by that, to the left and right of it, the precious metal content: 1 oz Ag 999 (one troy ounce of 99.9% silver).

Obverse Inscription BARBADOS 1 DOLLAR 1 oz Ag 999
Reverse
Barbados / Silver Ounce 2018 Caribbean Seahorse - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin features the image of a seahorse. 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 SILVER around left, 1 OZ FINE SILVER .999 around right, and 2018 below.

Reverse Inscription CARIBBEAN SILVER 1 OZ FINE SILVER .999 2018
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated.
Packaging: individual loose coin, or 20 in mint tube, or 500 in monster box.

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

All (18) coins of type: Silver Ounce (1 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Ounce 2017 Trident 30,000 Coat of Arms of Barbados BARBADOS 2017
Silver Ounce 2018 Trident 35,000 Coat of Arms of Barbados BARBADOS 2018
Silver Ounce 2018 Caribbean Seahorse 10,000 Coat of Arms of Barbados BARBADOS 1 DOLLAR 1 oz Ag 999
Silver Ounce 2019 Trident 30,000 Coat of Arms of Barbados BARBADOS 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Caribbean Seahorse 10,000 Coat of Arms of Barbados BARBADOS 1 DOLLAR 1 oz Ag 999
Silver Ounce 2019 Lionfish 10,000 Coat of Arms of Barbados BARBADOS 2019 ONE DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2019 Flying Fish 10,000 Coat of Arms of Barbados BARBADOS 2019 ONE DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2020 Trident 30,000 Coat of Arms of Barbados BARBADOS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Caribbean Seahorse 10,000 Coat of Arms of Barbados BARBADOS 1 DOLLAR 1 oz Ag 999
Silver Ounce 2020 Caribbean Pelican 10,000 Coat of Arms of Barbados BARBADOS 1 DOLLAR 1 oz Ag 999
Silver Ounce 2021 Trident 30,000 Coat of Arms of Barbados BARBADOS 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Caribbean Seahorse 10,000 Coat of Arms of Barbados BARBADOS 1 DOLLAR 1 oz Ag 999
Silver Ounce 2021 Caribbean Pelican 10,000 Coat of Arms of Barbados BARBADOS 1 DOLLAR 1 oz Ag 999
Silver Ounce 2021 Caribbean Octopus 7,500 Coat of Arms of Barbados BARBADOS 1 DOLLAR 1 oz Ag 999
Silver Ounce 2022 Trident 30,000 Coat of Arms of Barbados BARBADOS 2022
Silver Ounce 2022 Caribbean Seahorse 10,000 Coat of Arms of Barbados BARBADOS 1 DOLLAR 1 oz Ag 999
Silver Ounce 2022 Caribbean Pelican 10,000 Coat of Arms of Barbados BARBADOS 1 DOLLAR 1 oz Ag 999
Silver Ounce 2022 Caribbean Octopus 7,000 Coat of Arms of Barbados BARBADOS 1 DOLLAR 1 oz Ag 999
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Silver Ounce 2018 Caribbean Seahorse: Details
CountryBarbados
CurrencyBarbadian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2018
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyCoat of Arms of Barbados
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage10,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size39.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDMXKD-EKQC-DNKW-EWQJ
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