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1 Dollar - large type

Features

Country Barbados
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1973-1986
Value 1 Dollar
1 BBD = 0.50 USD
Currency Dollar (1972-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 10.0 g
Diameter 27.8 mm
Thickness 2.1 mm
Shape Heptagon (7-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 14.1
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Coat of arms of Barbados divides date.

Lettering:
1979
PRIDE AND INDUSTRY
BARBADOS

Engraver: Philip Nathan

Reverse

Flying fish left, value below.

Lettering:
ONE DOLLAR
PN

Engraver: Philip Nathan

Edge

Plain

Comments

Coin is much bigger than dollar 1988-2005 and heavier.


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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1973  3,955,000 0.65 1.01 1.01 1.02 54% Royal Mint
1973 FM 3,000 1.9% Matte
1973 FM 97,454 1.96 13% Proof
1974 FM 4,208 1.3% Matte
1974 FM 36,000 2.42 7% Proof
1975 FM 500 0.5% Matte
1975 FM 20,458 2.95 4% Proof
1975 FM 1,360 0.8% Special Uncirculated
1977 FM 600 0.3% Matte
1977 FM 5,014 1.9% Proof
1977 FM 468 0.4% Special Uncirculated
1978 FM 0.4% Matte (reported not confirmed)
1978 FM 4,436 1.3% Proof
1978 FM 1,017 0.4% Special Uncirculated
1979  2,000,000 0.90 0.93 34% Royal Mint
1979 FM 600 0.8% Matte
1979 FM 4,126 1.4% Proof
1979 FM 523 0.3% Special Uncirculated
1980 FM 600 0.6% Matte
1980 FM 2,111 1.1% Proof
1980 FM 649 0.4% Special Uncirculated
1981 FM 600 0.5% Matte
1981 FM 943 0.6% Proof
1981 FM 327 0.5% Special Uncirculated
1982 FM 843 0.5% Proof
1982 FM 600 0.4% 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 0.8% Proof
1985  1.27 11% Royal Mint
1986  1.3% Royal Mint

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