Barbados Pelican bullion coin series from APMEX has a second release in gold and silver

The Barbados Pelican, part of a Caribbean range that also includes the Barbados Seahorse, is back with a second release, adding to the comprehensive bullion coin market in both gold and silver. This sub-series only debuted last year with a really nice two-pelican design (the Seahorse sub-series is four issues old now).

This years coin is neat enough, not up to the 2020 issue in my opinion, but certainly attractive enough. The Brown Pelican in flight is well done and the clouds done in an almost ‘tribal’, or ‘Polynesian’ style is a really neat touch. The only annoyance remains the inscription for the coin composition, which is also on the obverse. It’s unnecessary.

The obverse is a standard Barbadian one, which looks good to be fair. It’s packed with nature like the national flower (Pride of Barbados), the dolphin (for the fishing industry), and the Brown Pelican, amongst other elements.

Two formats on offer, both an ounce in weight, one in 0.999 silver and one in 0.999 gold. The former has a mintage of 10,000 pieces and each coin comes encapsulated. The latter comes boxed with a Certificate of Authenticity, even though still with a bullion finish, and tops out at just 100 pieces. Produced by MDM in Germany, one of our favourites, it’s available to order now from APMEX, of course, but also from others like LPM,

DENOMINATION $1 (Barbados) $10 (Barbados)
COMPOSITION 0.999 silver 0.999 gold
WEIGHT 31.1 grams 31.1 grams
DIMENSIONS 39.0 mm 32.7 mm
FINISH B / Unc B / Unc
MINTAGE 10,000 100
BOX / C.O.A. No / No Yes / Yes