Barbados – Home of the Masters: The 3Ws (2007)

Date: 12/31/2007
Author(s): Central Bank Of Barbados

Created 31 Dec, 2007
Categories Numismatics
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The obverse design features the famous trio of Sir Frank Worrell, Sir Clyde Walcott and Sir Everton Weekes, known internationally as the 3W’s, relaxing together on the cricket field with a cricket bat and ball beside them. Beneath them is the inscription “3W’s”. Inscribed around the circumference of the coin is “Barbados – Home of the Masters” and the denomination.

The reverse features Barbados’ Coat of Arms  . The central element of this official emblem is a shield supported by a dolphin and a pelican, symbols of the island’s fishing industry. Two Pride of Barbados (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) flowers and one of the island’s Bearded Fig Trees (ficus Citrifolia) are depicted on the shield. Above the shied is a crest consisting of a raised forearm holding crossed sugar cane stalks above a helmet and mantling. A ribbon bears the inscription PRIDE AND INDUSTRY, the national motto.


Denomination:  $50

Alloy:   916.7 gold (22 carat)

Diameter:  28.40mm

Weight:  15.976g

Shape:   Round

Finish:  Proof with frosted relief

Issue Limit:  100 (50 minted)

Mint:  Royal Mint, London

Price:   BBD $2,000.00



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