1 Dollar - large type

1 Dollar - (large type) -  obverse1 Dollar - (large type) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Barbados
Queen Elizabeth II (1966-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1973-1986
Value 1 Dollar
1 BBD = 0.50 USD
Currency Dollar (1973-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 10 g
Diameter 27.8 mm
Thickness 2.1 mm
Shape Heptagonal (7-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 924
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References KM# 14.1
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

The arms of Barbados with the country name below and the date divided on both sides

Lettering:
1979
PRIDE AND INDUSTRY
BARBADOS

Engraver: Philip Nathan

Philip Nathan (1941) is a sculptor and coin designer. He trained at Guildford School of Art, 1957-62, where he specialized in carving and terracotta modelling, then at the Royal Academy Schools, where he won the silver medal for sculpture. Worked for the Royal Mint as engraver and designer, between 1965 and 1968. Between 1968 and 1973 he worked at the Franklin Mint.

Reverse

The flying fish, the national fish of Barbados, facing left, and the value below

Lettering:
ONE DOLLAR
PN

Engraver: Philip Nathan

Philip Nathan (1941) is a sculptor and coin designer. He trained at Guildford School of Art, 1957-62, where he specialized in carving and terracotta modelling, then at the Royal Academy Schools, where he won the silver medal for sculpture. Worked for the Royal Mint as engraver and designer, between 1965 and 1968. Between 1968 and 1973 he worked at the Franklin Mint.

Edge

Plain

Mints

Royal Mint, London, United Kingdom
FM The Franklin Mint, Wawa, Pennsylvania, United States (1964-date)

Comments

This coin is much larger and heavier than the dollar made from 1988-2005.

Although famous for their ability to fly, flying fish actually glide. They swim rapidly close to the surface of the water before leaping above it and spreading their fins. They use these fins and the lower portion of their tail to propel themselves at speeds in excess of 55 kilometers per hour for distances as great as 100 meters.

Flying fish were once extremely plentiful in Barbados, but as a result of migration and stock depletion, the numbers have declined. However, they still account for a significant percentage of the annual fish catch, and continue to be enjoyed as a Barbadian delicacy, including as part of Barbados’ national dish: flying fish and cou cou.
(From Central Bank of Barbados)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1973  3 955 000 $ 1.17 $ 1.08 $ 0.88 $ 1.40 54% Royal Mint
1973 FM 3 000 1.9% Matte
1973 FM 97 454 $ 2.16 13% Proof
1974 FM 4 208 $ 1.63 1.5% Matte
1974 FM 36 000 $ 3.19 7% Proof
1975 FM 500 0.4% Matte
1975 FM 20 458 $ 3.24 4% Proof
1975 FM 1 360 0.7% Special Uncirculated
1977 FM 600 0.4% Matte
1977 FM 5 014 $ 6.48 2.0% Proof
1977 FM 468 0.5% Special Uncirculated
1978 FM 0.4% Matte (reported not confirmed)
1978 FM 4 436 $ 6.48 1.3% Proof
1978 FM 1 017 0.5% Special Uncirculated
1979  2 000 000 $ 1.17 $ 1.46 $ 1.01 33% Royal Mint
1979 FM 600 0.7% Matte
1979 FM 4 126 $ 6.48 1.4% Proof
1979 FM 523 0.4% Special Uncirculated
1980 FM 600 0.6% Matte
1980 FM 2 111 1.1% Proof
1980 FM 649 0.5% Special Uncirculated
1981 FM 600 0.4% Matte
1981 FM 943 0.6% Proof
1981 FM 327 0.7% Special Uncirculated
1982 FM 843 0.7% Proof
1982 FM 600 0.6% Special Uncirculated
1983 FM 600 0.4% Matte
1983 FM 459 0.6% Proof
1983 FM 0.3% Special Uncirculated
1984 FM 469 0.3%
1984 FM 0.7% Proof
1985  $ 1.37 $ 1.75 11% Royal Mint
1986  1.1% Royal Mint

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