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Metal dollars and cents - modern coins of Barbados

  • Name:
  • Monetary unit:
  • Capital:
  • Area:
  • Language:
  • the Country code:
  • Barbados, Republic
  • Dollar Barbados
  • Bridgetown
  • of 430 sq. km
  • English (state)
  • BB (BRB) 052

Republic Barbados Monetary unit is the dollar which is equal to 100 cents. In a money turnover there are coins in nominal value 1, 5, 10, 25 cents and 1 dollar.

Since 1949 with introduction of dollar of the British West Indies, the currency of Barbados officially became connected with activity of British east territories of Caribbean basin as a whole. During the period with 1938 for 1949, the government of Barbados manufactures paper moneys in dollars. The British coins in pounds sterling have been replaced with new coins of decimal system in 1955, under the relation 1 new cent is equal to half of British penny. In 1965 the east caribbean dollar has replaced dollars of the British West Indies in Barbados.

The Dollar Barbados has been entered after creation of Central bank of Barbados, on the basis of the Law of parliament from May, 1972. The new currency has replaced an east caribbean dollar in 1973 at par value. Since July, 5th, 1975, the dollar of Barbados has been adhered to US dollar under the relation 2 to 1.

In 1973 of denomination coins have been entered into 1, 5, 10, 25 cents and 1 dollar. Till 1991, the coin 1 cent was manufactured from bronze, since 1992, from zinc copper-plated. The coin of 5 cents is rapped out from a brass, other dignities from a Copper-Nickel. Many coins are manufactured in the Royal mint of Canada.

Nominal value: 1 cent
Stamping: 1996
the Material: the Copper-zinc alloy
the Note:
the Obverse 1 cent of Barbados the Reverse 1 cent of Barbados
Nominal value: 5 cents
Stamping: 1997
the Material: the Brass
the Note:
the Obverse of 5 cents of Barbados the Reverse of 5 cents of Barbados
Nominal value: 10 cents
Stamping: 1990
the Material: the Copper-Nickel
the Note:
the Obverse of 10 cents of Barbados the Reverse of 10 cents of Barbados

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