Silver Ounce 2019 Lionfish, Coin from Barbados - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2019 Lionfish, Coin from Barbados
CoinSilver Ounce 2019 Lionfish

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 2019 Barbados Lionfish 1oz Silver Coin is part of a bullion coin series by the Scottsdale Mint.

Known for their ornate and menacing beauty, the Lion fish is the is one of the main inhabitants of the Caribbean sea and the main feature of this coin.

Pterois is a genus of venomous marine fish, commonly known as lionfish, native to the Indo-Pacific. Also called zebrafish, firefish, turkeyfish, tastyfish or butterfly-cod, it is characterised by conspicuous warning coloration with red, white, creamy, or black bands, showy pectoral fins and venomous spiky fin rays. Pterois radiata, Pterois volitans, and Pterois miles are the most commonly studied species in the genus. Pterois species are popular aquarium fish. P. volitans and P. miles are a recent and significant invasive species in the west Atlantic, Caribbean Sea and Mediterranean Sea.

MintScottsdale Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage10,000
Obverse
Barbados / Silver Ounce 2019 Lionfish - 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 ONE DOLLAR.

The date of issue 2019 is divided by the Coat of Arms. Under each part, a small trident.

The border around the rim is beaded with large dots.

Obverse Inscription BARBADOS 2019 ONE DOLLAR
Reverse
Barbados / Silver Ounce 2019 Lionfish - reverse photo

The reverse side illustrates, on a textured background, a right facing lion fish suspended over a coral reef including vivid detail with its conspicuous stripes and fin rays.

Around above, the inscription LIONFISH.

Around right and around left, the precious metal content: 1 TROY OUNCE 999 FINE SILVER.

Reverse Inscription LIONFISH 1 TROY OUNCE 999 FINE SILVER
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated.
Packaging: in a protective capsule.

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 2019 Lionfish: Details
CountryBarbados
CurrencyBarbadian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2019
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 IDDKLM-OMKC-MLKY-ONZB
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