The island of Barbados is known for its sea life with the 1 oz. silver Fliying Fish coin, minted in 2019 by Scotstdale Mint in collaboration with the government of the island of Barbados.
The excotidae is an exotic fish characterised by having winged fins on each side of its trunk, a part of its body that allows them to jump out of the water and reach a height of up to 50 metres, reaching speeds of 60 kilometres per hour.
It is one of the most characteristic marine species of the Caribbean island of Barbados, which encouraged by the international success of countries that create bullion coins from its fauna, decided to reach an agreement with the Scottdale Mint to create their own in 2019.
The design of the fish is on the cross, with an arrangement of elements that contributes to the beauty of the coin. The background is blurred with small degradations to give the impression that we are in the middle of the sea. In the centre we find the animal, in a jumping position with its folded "wings", in which all its branches can be differentiated at a surprising level of detail. Around the animal we find the name of the series, the amount of metal and the fineness with which it has been coined as well as its year of issue.
The cross on the coin shows the coat of arms of the country, made with the most important symbols of the nation: inside it appears the national flower and a bearded fig tree (the one that gives the name to the country) and outside, guarding it, a dolphin of azure and gules representing the fishing industry and a pelican. A helmet crowns the coat of arms and under it the country's motto, "Pride and Industry".
The name of the country appears above the coat of arms, the year of issue on two tridents on either side and the face value of the coin (US$1) below. This coin is 39 millimetres in diameter, weighs 31.10 grams and is minted from 999.9 grade silver.
This 1 oz silver coin from the 2019 Flying Fish is very exclusive, as only 10,000 units were minted: get it for the best possible price before stocks run out! With this coin you will acquire security and uniqueness thanks to its exceptionality and the characteristics of the metal.