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2023 Barbados Northern Lights 5 oz Silver Coin Proof-Like, with Box & CoA

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Human cultures have been in awe of the Northern Lights since remote prehistory, and the oldest surviving attempt at drawing them is believed to appear in prehistoric cave paintings in France from thirty millennia ago. Ever since, human cultures have marveled at this eldritch celestial spectacle, assigning it importance in their myths and their official records alike and sometimes coming up with explanatory fables. Remaining a mystery even to modern science in some ways, this Holy Grail of skywatchers is the subject of the 2023 Barbados Northern Lights 5 oz Silver Coin now available for online purchase from Provident Metals.


  • Arrives in a themed presentation case with a Certificate of Authenticity!
  • Issued in 2023!
  • Limited mintage of just 750 pieces worldwide!
  • Contains 5 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
  • Face value of $5 issued by the government of Barbados.
  • Obverse side features the coat of arms of Barbados.
  • Reverse features a Northern wilderness scene underneath the Northern Lights.

The 2023 Barbados Northern Lights Silver Coin showcases the luster of a proof-like finish accompanied by colorized artwork and graceful engraving. It comes in a themed display case with a Certificate of Authenticity that specifies its unique number in the limited mintage.


The coin’s obverse side features Barbados’ coat of arms against an abstract decorative background. It is accompanied by the inscriptions “BARBADOS” and “5 DOLLARS.”


The enigmatic dance of the Northern Lights is featured in a colorized reproduction on the reverse side of the coin. It appears over a Northern landscape featuring a reindeer, a howling wolf, a log cabin, evergreen trees, and mountain peaks.


When charged particles from the Sun strikes the Earth’s atmosphere and are diverted toward the planet’s poles by its magnetic field, the resulting energies produce a famous celestial spectacle known as the Northern Lights. The dancing waves of light in the sky have produced a range of reactions from human onlookers across the ages, ranging from religious awe to a reaffirmation of heroic myths, from celebration to melancholy to outright trepidation — but the constant in all of them was fascination. That same fascination is celebrated today with modern colorized artwork and minting technology in Barbados’ latest bullion coin offering.


Talk to Provident Metals today and learn more about any of our offerings. Call us at 800-313-3315, chat with an agent live online, or simply send us an e-mail inquiry.

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When the subtotal of your purchase, including applicable discounts, is $199 or more, you receive free shipping for your entire order. In order to receive free shipping on purchases of $199 or more, you must live within the 50 US states. For orders less than $199, a $9.95 shipping fee applies. All products are discreetly packaged and shipped with full insurance included.

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Product Details

Year 2023
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .999
Condition Proof-Like
Denomination $5
Country Barbados
Edge Style Smooth
Product Series Northern Lights
Certificate of Authenticity Yes
Packaging Presentation Packaging
Metal Content 5 Troy Ounces
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Mintage 750
Provident ID 3980009