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50th Anniversary of the Independence of Barbados*

  • Central Bank Of Barbados
  • 30 Nov,2016
  • 205
  • Numismatics,
  • Print


The obverse of the coin features the “Barbados 50” logo over the outline of the island as well as elements of the Coat of Arms and past and present circulation coinage. The national motto, “PRIDE & INDUSTRY”, is inscribed at the bottom of the coin.

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: .999 silver

Diameter: 38mm

Weight: 31.39g

Shape: Round

Finish: Proof with frosted relief

Issue Limit: 1,000 (1,000 minted)

Mint: Royal Canadian Mint

Price: BBD $300.00

*This coin is also available with selective gold plating. That version is available for BBD $400.00.

Status   Available.