Central Bank issues commemorative $50 coins 

The Central Bank of Barbados has issued two limited edition coins in commemoration of this island’s 50th anniversary of Independence.

The two coins – one fine silver (.999) and the other fine silver with gold-plated elements – feature the outline of Barbados in the middle of the sea and the “Barbados 50” logo as well as elements of the Coat of Arms and past and present circulation coinage. The silver coin is available at $300 and the silver and gold coin $400. Both coins have a face value of $50.


“We are very pleased to be offering these coins because an occasion like our nation’s Golden Jubilee is something that deserves to be celebrated in a big way,” said Octavia Gibson, the deputy director of currency at the Central Bank.

“With these coins, Barbadians, and all people who love Barbados, will have a lasting souvenir.”

However, she said,”we have only minted 1,000 of each coin, so we encourage everyone to get their orders in early”.

Along with the 50th anniversary commemorative coins, the Central Bank has issued a special circulation $50 note and is also offering paperweights that feature that note. (PR)

8 Responses to Central Bank issues commemorative $50 coins 

  1. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce December 1, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    One should be issued to eleven worthy young citizens of each Parish. (Not to who you know)

  2. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce December 1, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Minted one thousand of each? A collectors World. $400? Wunna joking I rather pay for a barrel of 1703 that got more history than the coin.

  3. Randy Hartman
    Randy Hartman December 1, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    With silver at $34 an ounce.. let me think.. $300

  4. Anthony Michael Hinds
    Anthony Michael Hinds December 1, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    So i’m going to buy a $50.00 coin for $400.00….nope, sorry.

  5. Sebastian Da Costa
    Sebastian Da Costa December 1, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    How de we get them

  6. Interested bajan December 1, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    Just looked at the spot price for silver. About $35 BDS per ounce. Now, assuming a premium for minting let’s say we double to about $70 BDS. I reckon then these coins must be about say 4 ozs?

    Please tell me this is so otherwise this makes no sense for either a bullion or coin collector.

  7. Kim Toppin
    Kim Toppin December 1, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    I have a nice little pin I got from the Cancer Society saying “Barbados 50” and it only cost $10.

  8. Julia Pr December 21, 2016 at 9:17 am

    Those commemoratives should be put for sale online, they are beautiful and rare enough to get high demand worldwide. They can be easily sold in places like Coinsberg.com, as there are plenty of different exotic collectible coins and collectors usually search for something brand new and interesting there.


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