- Monetary unit:
- the Country code:
- Bahamas, Commonwealth
- Dollar Bahamian
- of 10 010 sq. km
- English (state), Creole
- BS (BHS) 044
National monetary unit of the Bahamas is the dollar Bahamian making
100 cents. Notes participate in the cash circulation of the country of denomination of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 dollars Bahamian.
To the middle of 1966 monetary unit of the Bahamas was the Bahama pound divided for 20 shillings both 240 pence and equalling pound sterling. Since May, 25th, 1966 the Bahama foot has been replaced by a dollar Bahamian. At pound sterling devaluation in November, 1967 the dollar Bahamian has not been devalueded, therefore its parity with pound sterling was changed.
On June, 1st 1974 g the Central bank of the Bahamas to which have passed functions of former Management of monetary circulation has been founded.
During July till October, 2000 there was an issue of new denominations in nominal values 10, 20, 50 and 100 dollars
The identical sizes - 156 x 67 mm. These denominations are protected by similar watermarks in the form of a caravel
" Санта-Мария" on which Columbus has come 500 years ago to the Bahamas, and also a diving protective strip
With the text " BAHAMAS".
On face sides of notes 1, 10 and 100 dollars Bahamian queen Elizabeth II, other on a denomination in 1 dollar - in a youth, and for 10 and 100 dollars - in advanced age is represented. On face side of 5 dollars Bahamian Sir Sesil Wallace-Uitfild, on 20 dollars - Sir Milo Butler, on 50 - Sir Ronald Simonett is represented.
On the back dollars Bahamian the plotting of various colourful landscapes is seated and
Places of interest of the country. This set of the plotting varies from a high-rise beacon on island Abako and blue
Marlin before national dances and a police wind band in full dress.
Before issue of a denomination of a series of 2000 in nominal value in 10 dollars Bahamian, on territories of the country already acted
Four modifications of denominations of this dignity. The new denomination in 20 dollars is more narrow the sixth under the bill modification of denominations
This nominal value, the same concerns and a denomination in nominal value in 50 dollars. In territory of the Bahamas it is possible to pay in
To the American currency.
Local residents name often a denomination of 100 dollars Bahamian - "a blue marlin" because on the back the this note jumps of a blue marlin, national fish of the Bahamas are represented.
It is updated 05.2012