Caribbean bullion coins on the up as APMEX adds the Barbados Seahorse to the mix



The silver bullion coin tsunami continues with a new limited (10,000) release being handled exclusively by APMEX. With Caribbean issues gaining in number, mainly because of Scottsdale Mint, it’s no surprise to see others jump in. This Barbados-issued Seahorse coin is a good-looking addition to the market and is available in the one-ounce silver format only. It’s up on the APMEX site, but not to order yet. You can sign up to be notified.

REVERSE: 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”

OBVERSE: Features a Seahorse with graphic images of ocean life in the background. Inscribed are the name of the coin, purity and year of issue.

COMPOSITION 0.999 silver 31.1 grams
FINISH Bullion
MINTAGE 10,000
BOX / COA No / No