Five-cent coin

The five-cent coin is 20.975mm in diameter, 1.625mm thick and weighs 3.46 grams. The coin is round in shape and has a smooth edge. The reverse of the coin features a replica of the South Point Lighthouse and the words five cents; the obverse features the Coat of Arms, the word barbados and the year in which the coin was minted.

Previously, the five cent coin weighed 3.75 grams.

Ten-cent coin

The 10-cent coin is 17.773mm in diameter, 1.354mm thick and weighs 2.09 grams. The coin is round in shape and has a reeded edge. The reverse of the coin features a replica of the tern and the words ten cents; the obverse features the Coat of Arms, the word barbados and the year in which the coin was minted.

Previously, the ten cent coin weighed 2.29 grams.

Twenty-five-cent coin

The 25-cent coin is 23.664mm in diameter, 1.826mm thick and weighs 5.10 grams. The coin is round in shape and has a reeded edge. The reverse of the coin features a replica of the Morgan Lewis Windmill and the words twenty-five cents; the obverse features the Coat of Arms, the word barbados and the year in which the coin was minted.

Previously, the twenty-five cent coin weighed 5.65 grams.

One-dollar coin

The one-dollar coin is 25.85mm in diameter, 1.65mm thick and weighs 5.95 grams. The coin is heptagonal in shape and has a smooth edge. The reverse features a replica of the flying fish in flight and the words one dollar; the obverse features the Coat of Arms, the word barbados and the year in which the coin was minted.

The current one-dollar coin was first issued on April 5, 1988. Prior to this, the coin had the same design, but was slightly larger.

Previously, the one dollar coin weighed 6.32grams.

(No longer issued) One-cent coin

The one-cent coin is 18.861mm in diameter, 1.565mm thick and weighs 2.78 grams. The coin is round in shape and has a smooth edge. The reverse of the coin features a replica of the broken trident and the words one cent; the obverse features the Coat of Arms, the word barbados and the year in which the coin was minted.

Previously, the one cent coin weighed 2.50 grams.

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