• 25 Cents 1973-2006, KM# 13, Barbados, Elizabeth II
  • 25 Cents 1973-2006, KM# 13, Barbados, Elizabeth II
Description

Engraver: Philip Nathan (PN)

Obverse

Depicts a coat of arms dividing date. Name of the country below.

The coat of arms of Barbados was adopted on 14 February 1966 by royal warrant of Queen Elizabeth II. Like other former British possessions in the Caribbean, the coat of arms has a helmet with a national symbol on top, and a shield beneath that is supported by two animals. The arms were designed by Neville Connell, for many years curator of the Barbados Museum, with artistic assistance by Hilda Ince.

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.

Upon the shield 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.

BARBADOS 19 73
FM
PRIDE AND INDUSTRY

Reverse

Morgan Lewis Windmill, St. Andrew, Barbados is the last sugar windmill to operate in Barbados. The mill stopped operating in 1947. In 1962 the mill was given to the Barbados National Trust by its owner Egbert L. Bannister for preservation as a museum. It is a unique historic and architectural monument. It is one of the only two working sugar windmills in the world today.

TWENTY FIVE CENTS
PN

Edge
Characteristics
Material Cupronickel
Weight 5.67 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 1.82 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mints
Franklin Mint (FM)
Royal Mint

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