The Barbados Trident Series from the Scottsdale Mint is one of a number of recent introductions from Caribbean nations. The Barbados Trident is as an annual release bullion option with both silver and gold coins for sale in the collection. This year’s issue features a new reverse background field backing the powerful trident head design. Today, 2018 1 oz Gold Barbados Trident Coins are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you inside of protective plastic capsules!
- Second release in the Barbados Trident Series!
- Mintage limited to 5,000 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold in BU condition.
- The face value of 5 Dollars is fully backed by Barbados.
- On the obverse is the national shield of Barbados.
- The reverse includes a large trident head.
For the 2018 Barbados Trident release, the Scottsdale Mint introduces a new background to the coins. In 2017, the debut issue featured a series of waves in the background. This stylistic design connected the coin to the nation’s seafaring history and connection to the Caribbean. The new 2018 Barbados Tridents include a hammered, or stippled, look to the background field on the reverse only.
All 2018 1 oz Gold Barbados Trident Coins are available to purchase inside of individual protective capsules from the Scottsdale Mint. The coins are available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition with a proof-like finish that combines frosted elements with mirrored fields to create visual contrast.
The national flag of Barbados features a large trident head in the design and if you look closely at the national shield, you’ll notice that a hand emerges from the top holding a broken trident shaft. The broken shaft symbolizes the nation’s historic break from the United Kingdom in 1966 and its eventual full independence.
On the obverse of 2018 1 oz Gold Barbados Trident Coins is the image of the national shield. The shield itself features a fig tree, common to the island, and is supported on either side by a dolphin fish and pelican.
The reverse face of 2018 Gold Barbados Trident Coins features the trident head. The trident was the powerful tool of the mythical God of Freshwater and the Seas from Roman mythology, Neptune. The Barbados trident is a broken one though with no shaft and it symbolizes how the small island broke from British control.
The Scottsdale Mint is the issuing mint for the Barbados Trident coins. Scottsdale Mint is a private American facility and is located in the state of Arizona.
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