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Metal dollars and cents - modern coins of the Bahamas

  • Name:
  • Monetary unit:
  • Capital:
  • Area:
  • Language:
  • the Country code:
  • Bahamas, Commonwealth
  • Dollar Bahamian
  • Nassau
  • of 10 010 sq. km
  • English (state), Creole
  • BS (BHS) 044

Monetary unit of Commonwealth of the Bahamas is the dollar which is equal to 100 cents. In the cash circulation there are coins of denomination 1, 5, 10, 15, 25, 50 cents and 1 dollar.

In 1966 in territory of the Bahamas coins of denomination 1, 5, 10, 15, 25, 50 cents and 1 dollar have been entered. The coin 1 cent was executed from nickel covered with a brass, coins 5, 10, and 15 cents from a Copper-Nickel, a coin of 25 cents from nickel, and coins of 50 cents and 1 dollar from silver. The coin of 10 cents had the stylised form of a cavity, and 15 Cent coins were square. Silver coins after 1966 were not manufactured. In a coin 1 cents, at first bronze has replaced nickel covered with a brass in 1970, then the material has been changed to a brass in 1974 and a copper-zinc alloy in 1985. In 1989 in the circulation Copper-Nickel coins 1 dollar and 50 cents have been manufactured.

Coins Circulating at present 1, 5, 25 cents of the same sizes as their American colleagues, but with other metal compositions. Coins of 15 cents are still manufactured by Central bank, but routinely are not used any more. All coins have now the Arms of the Bahamas on one party with words "Commonwealth of the Bahamas" and a date of issue. On reverses of coins are represented: 1 cent - a starfish, 5 cents - pineapple, 10 cents - two fishes, 15 cents - a hibiscus, and the boat on 25 cents.

Nominal value: 1 cent
Stamping: 1990
the Material: the Copper-zinc alloy
the Note: the Starfish
the Obverse 1 cent of Commonwealth of the Bahamas the Reverse 1 cent of Commonwealth of the Bahamas
Nominal value: 5 cents
Stamping: 2004
the Material: the Copper-Nickel
the Note: Pineapple
the Obverse of 5 cents of Commonwealth of the Bahamas the Reverse of 5 cents of Commonwealth of the Bahamas
Nominal value: 15 cents
Stamping: 1992
the Material: the Copper-Nickel
the Note: the Hibiscus
the Obverse of 15 cents of Commonwealth of the Bahamas the Reverse of 15 cents of Commonwealth of the Bahamas

Notes Commonwealth of the Bahamas

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