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1973 Barbados Dollar coin pendant Barbadian flying fish Bridgetown black trident dolphin fish pelican beach ocean caribbean necklace n000609

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Barbados 1 Dollar {1973-1986} 3S

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front: The flying fish is the national fish of Barbados

Although famous for their ability to fly, flying fish actually glide. They swim rapidly close to the surface of the water before leaping above it and spreading their fins. They use these fins and the lower portion of their tail to propel themselves at speeds in excess of 55 kilometers per hour for distances as great as 100 meters.

Flying fish were once extremely plentiful in Barbados, but as a result of migration and stock depletion, the numbers have declined. However, they still account for a significant percentage of the annual fish catch, and continue to be enjoyed as a Barbadian delicacy, including as part of Barbados’ national dish: flying fish and cou cou.
(From Central Bank of Barbados)

back: Coat of Arms of Barbados {dolphin fish and a pelican}

The national symbol found on top of the helmet for Barbados is the fist of a Barbadian holding two stalks of sugar cane, that are crossed to resemble St. Andrew's Cross. This is representative of the importance of the sugar industry as well as Barbados celebrating its national independence day on St. Andrew's Day.

The shield is gold in color. Upon it are a pair of the national flower, known as the Pride of Barbados, and a single bearded fig tree (Ficus citrifolia). The shield is supported by a dolphin fish and a pelican. They stand for the fishing industry and Pelican Island, respectively.

At the bottom is Barbados' national motto ("Pride and Industry") on a scroll.

• quantity 1
• polished Copper-nickel coin
• diameter: 27.8 mm
• weight: 10 g

• 22" black cotton necklace with lobster clasp, 2 mm thick {see last photo}
• 24" stainless steel ball chain, 2.4 mm thick
• 1-1/8" stainless steel keychain with 30 mm ring {see last photo}
• no chain or cord

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