Barbados and Scottsdale Mint add to the 2019 silver bullion coin selection with the Flying Fish

REVERSEOBVERSE

The burgeoning selection of 2019 silver bullion coins has had another bump from the super-prolific Scottsdale Mint. Adding a second coin to their Barbados fish-themed series after the April issued Lionfish, they can boast a selection of designs second to nobody else in the market this year.

The highly unusual Flying Fish is the subject of choice this time around and it’s a pretty neat design, exhibiting a fine use of perspective. This is one of Scottsdale’s lower profile series, but one of their better ones, we feel. The national coat of arms of Barbados on the obverse fits the series theme very well, and all told, this 1oz silver coin with a tight 10,000 mintage should have plenty of appeal. Available any time now.

REVERSE: Features a Flying Fish in full flight with a becalmed sea texture in the background field. The name of the coin, purity and year of issue is also on the reverse.

OBVERSE: Displays the Barbados coat of arms along with the face value and purity. The Golden Shield of the Arms carries two Pride of Barbados flowers (the National Flower) and the Bearded Fig Tree (ficus Citrifolia). On either side of the shield are the supporters-on the right is a dolphin symbolic of the fishing industry and on the left is a Pelican, after Pelican Island, a small outcrop later incorporated into the Deep Water Harbour development. Above the shield is a helmet and mantling and on a wreath is the arm and hand of a Bajan holding two crossed pieces of sugar cane symbolic of the sugar industry. The Coat of Arms carries the motto “Pride and Industry.”

SPECIFICATION
DENOMINATION $1 BARBADOS
COMPOSITION 0.999 silver 31.1 grams
DIMENSIONS 39.0 mm
FINISH Brilliant uncirculated
MINTAGE 10,000
BOX / C.O.A. No / No
SCOTTSDALE MINT