An outer ring, maybe in a nod to the ships porthole, is strong and defined – clearly part of the whole design rather than just an afterthought meant to hold the inscriptions. This one also does that, of course, but also contains some small privy-like marine creatures. It’s one that is fundamentally common to the series.
As before, this is issued for Barbados, but despite that nations Commonwealth status and history, there’s no effigy of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. Instead, the centre section features the island nations emblem, which is appropriately enough, aquatic in them. Surrounding that, in a central ring, is a band of sea-life images that is packed full of detail and common to the series. Around that again, is another ring that hold the series title and composition inscriptions.
The whole three-ounce silver coin is antique-finished. These seem to retail for around 300 Euros and come presented in a wooden box along with a certificate of authenticity. The serial number is engraved on the edge of the coin and the mintage is capped at 999. We’ve added images of all three coin lower down so you can see just how fine a set this is growing into. Not a cheap one, but something quite different. Available now.