The Barbados Museum and Historical Society is giving the public an opportunity to get familiar with various historic coins which were used in Barbados, the Caribbean and other parts of the world.

Admission to the Museum is free for locals and all CARICOM nationals on presentation of their identification cards.

It is currently hosting ‘Loose Change’, a temporary mini-exhibition featuring several types of currencies such as a Spanish half dollar, known as “Pieces of Eight”; coins associated with English 17th century monarchs, including James I; a silver Mexican coin from the reign of King Ferdinand VI of Spain; the Barbados Pineapple Penny of 1788, and Neptune Penny of 1792; as well as the Tolanto tokens.

Persons may view the exhibits from Monday to Saturday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.; or on Sundays from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. The final day of the exhibition is Wednesday, November 30.

Further information on the exhibition may be obtained by contacting the Museum at 427-0201 or email info@barbmuse.org.bb. {DATA COURTESY: SA/BGIS}

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