Elizabeth II (1966-2021)
|Type||Standard circulation coin|
1 BBD = USD 0.50
|Composition||Copper-nickel (75% Copper, 25% Nickel)|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
The arms of Barbados with the country name below and the date divided on both sides
PRIDE AND INDUSTRY
Engraver: Philip Nathan
The flying fish, the national fish of Barbados, facing left, and the value below
Engraver: Philip Nathan
|Royal Canadian Mint, Winnipeg, Canada|
|Royal Mint (Tower Hill), London, United Kingdom (1810-1975)|
|FM||The Franklin Mint, Wawa, Pennsylvania, United States (1964-date)|
This coin is much larger and heavier than the dollar made from 1988-2005.
The Flying Fish
The flying fish is the national fish of Barbados.
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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|1973||3 955 000||$ 0.97||$ 0.97||$ 0.97||$ 0.97||$ 1.10||$ 1.30||54%||Royal Mint|
|1973 FM||3 000||1.9%||Matte|
|1973 FM||97 454||$ 2.20||14%||Proof|
|1974 FM||4 208||1.4%||Matte|
|1974 FM||36 000||$ 2.90||7%||Proof|
|1975 FM||20 458||$ 2.90||4%||Proof|
|1975 FM||1 360||0.7%||Special Uncirculated|
|1977 FM||5 014||$ 6.00||1.8%||Proof|
|1977 FM||468||0.4%||Special Uncirculated|
|1978 FM||0.3%||Matte (reported not confirmed)|
|1978 FM||4 436||$ 5.50||1.3%||Proof|
|1978 FM||1 017||0.5%||Special Uncirculated|
|1979||2 000 000||$ 0.11||$ 0.29||$ 0.70||$ 0.92||$ 0.92||33%||Royal Mint|
|1979 FM||4 126||$ 4.40||1.3%||Proof|
|1979 FM||523||0.3%||Special Uncirculated|
|1980 FM||2 111||1.0%||Proof|
|1980 FM||649||0.4%||Special Uncirculated|
|1981 FM||327||0.6%||Special Uncirculated|
|1982 FM||600||0.5%||Special Uncirculated|
|1983 FM||0.3%||Special Uncirculated|
|1985||$ 1.20||$ 1.20||11%||Royal Mint|
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