Silver Ounce 2021 Caribbean Octopus, Coin from Barbados - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2021 Caribbean Octopus, Coin from Barbados
CoinSilver Ounce 2021 Caribbean Octopus

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 2021 1oz Barbados Caribbean Octopus Silver Coin is part of the Caribbean Silver and Gold series by MDM, issued in partnership with APMEX.

The octopus uses its legs / tentacles for eating, moving, hunting, tasting and mating. Octopus are also masters of disguise and can alter their skin to take on different colours and textures to blend in with their surroundings. On each of the octopus' tentacles are suction cups which assist the animal to attach itself to surfaces. An octopus releases black ink when threatened by predators.

MintMDM Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage7,500
Obverse
Barbados / Silver Ounce 2021 Caribbean Octopus - 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 2021 Caribbean Octopus - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin features the image of an octopus with some of its tentacles wrapped around the circle of the design. Below the octopus are images of the sea bottom with rocks and plants.

The name of the coin series, purity and year of issue are also on the reverse: CARIBBEAN SILVER around above, 1 OZ SILVER 999 curled around a tentacle below right, and 2021 below.

Reverse Inscription CARIBBEAN SILVER 1 OZ SILVER 999 2021
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated.
Packaging: individual coin in capsule, or 20 in heat sealed roll.

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 2021 Caribbean Octopus: Details
CountryBarbados
CurrencyBarbadian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyCoat of Arms of Barbados
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage7,500
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.600 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDYRVP-EVRC-WYXM-EDQG
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