If you’ve increasingly focused on buying silver from Caribbean nations, you’ll notice a growing number of options to choose from when you buy. The nation of Barbados is one of the few to offer a regular bullion series each year in the form of the Gold and Silver Barbados Trident Coins. The 2018 1 oz Silver Barbados Trident Coin is currently available to you online for purchase at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you inside of protective plastic capsules!
- Second issue of Silver Barbados coins!
- Mintage limited to 30,000 coins!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of One Dollar by Barbados.
- The obverse face includes the coat of arms of Barbados.
- On the obverse is the trident head, a national symbol of Barbados.
Barbados is located in the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea and is the easternmost island in the West Indies. The island was colonized by the British starting in 1625 when sailors aboard the Olive Blossom claimed the island in the name of the reigning King James I. By 1627, the first British settlers arrived and the island later became a British colony and hub of the African slave trade in the region.
Symbols within the Barbadian national shield and its flag represent the nation’s eventual break from the United Kingdom more than 300 years after the British set foot on the land. In 1966, Barbados officially broke from the kingdom and would eventually claim full independence, though it is still part of the Commonwealth realm today.
On the reverse of 2018 1 oz Silver Barbados Trident Coins is the image of a large trident head. An ancient symbol of power, the trident was used by the Roman god Neptune to control freshwaters and the seas. Given its position as a small island surrounded by miles of water, the trident is an important symbol in Barbados that connects the people to their seafaring history.
The obverse of 2018 Silver Barbados Trident Coins includes the national coat of arms for Barbados. The shield includes a fig tree with two blooms of the national flower, the Pride of Barbados, in the upper corners of the shield. The shield itself is supported by a dolphin fish to the left and a pelican to the right.
These 2018 1 oz Silver Barbados Trident Coins are available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition with individual protective plastic capsules. The background field of 2018 Barbados Trident Coins include a new hammered design relief, different than the sea waves used on the background of the debut 2017 coins.
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