The Central Bank of Barbados will on Thursday, April 5, 2007 launch two commemorative coins in honour of the outstanding contribution of four of this island’s most famous cricket icons. One in honour of the Right Excellent Sir Garfield Sobers and the other honouring the 3W’s - the late Sir Frank Worrell, Sir Clyde Walcott and Sir Everton Weekes.
The two coins are each available in twenty-two carat gold and silver, and carry the denomination “Fifty Dollars” and” Five Dollars”, respectively. The Right Excellent Sir Garfield Sobers is featured playing his powerful cover drive on the reverse side of one of the coins. The other one bears the David Skinner image of the 3W’s relaxing together on the cricket field with a cricket bat and ball beside them. The obverse sides of both coins carry the Barbados Coat of Arms.
The Central Bank of Barbados is pleased to launch these two coins in honour of four of our legendary cricketers at this very special time. “We at the Bank support the pursuit of excellence and firmly believe that its attainment should be recognised. There can be no question that the Right Excellent Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Clyde Walcott, Sir Everton Weekes and Sir Frank Worrell all achieved excellence, while making outstanding contributions to this country,” Governor Dr. Marion Williams commented.
Both the gold and silver coins will be available from the Central Bank, while the silver coins can also be purchased from Bridgetown Cruise Terminals Inc., Duty Free Caribbean and Rosbar Studios Inc., Pelican Village at a price of BDS$2,000 (gold) and BDS$300 (silver), commencing Tuesday, April 10, 2007.
The official launch takes place at the Grande Salle of the Tom Adams Financial Centre.