Friday, November 20, 2015

One from Every Country #12: Barbados

Next up on the list of countries is Barbados.
One of the things I like about the Caribbean countries' coinages is that they have a lot of wildlife on the coins, not even counting the the coat of arms on many issues. This one features a sea gull, and I love sea gulls. To me, summer isn't summer unless I hear sea gulls calling.

I have 10 coins from Barbados in my collection ranging in age from 1980 to 2009. This one came as part of a three-pound sack of world coins I bought on ebay back in 2011. I chose it as the sample coin for the country simply for the seagull.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

First Star Note of 2015 (finally) found

It took until November 6th before we found the first Star Note of the year. For a while we were finding them often, then a long dry spell where there were none found...I think we found only two in all of 2014, and I am pretty sure that this is the first found in 2015, although to be honest my record keeping is subpar and it may not be. First one I remember, though!

It's in poor shape, but I don't care, I am happy to have it.
Surprised to see it still in circulation at least two series old. Surprised but happy, for now it's part of my collection, where it will remain for the foreseeable future.