Silver Ounce 2020 Caribbean Pelican, Coin from Barbados - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2020 Caribbean Pelican, Coin from Barbados
CoinSilver Ounce 2020 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 silver (abbreviated as 1 oz Ag, where "Ag" comes from the Latin word for silver, Argentum).

The 2020 1oz Barbados Caribbean Pelican Silver Coin is part of the Caribbean Silver and Gold series by MDM, issued in partnership with APMEX.

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 Mintage10,000
Obverse
Barbados / Silver Ounce 2020 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 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 2020 Caribbean Pelican - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin features an image of two pelicans facing each other. One is a close-up view and the second is smaller and somewhat in the background, standing on a pier. In the background, a representation of the ocean and clouds in the sky.

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 2020 above that.

Reverse Inscription CARIBBEAN SILVER 1 OZ FINE SILVER .999 2020
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 2020 Caribbean Pelican: Details
CountryBarbados
CurrencyBarbadian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2020
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-MGPV-ONZB
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