2018 Silver Barbados Seahorse - This new bullion Silver coin, issued by the country of Barbados, features one of the most unique fishes in the ocean, the Seahorse. This APMEXclusive® has a limited mintage of 10,000 coins.
The reverse features a Seahorse with graphic images of ocean life in the background. The name of the coin, purity and year of issue is also on the reverse. The 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 Harbor 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."
Seahorses are truly unique, and not just because of their unusual equine shape. Unlike most other fish, they are monogamous and mate for life. Rarer still, they are among the only animal species on earth in which the male bears the unborn young. Seahorses are found in shallow tropical and temperate waters throughout the world. These upright swimmers are relatives of the pipefish and can range in size from 0.6 of an inch to 14 inches long.
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