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1953-1992 | 2001-2017

 

 

4 Shillings, 1936 (1953)

4 shillings 1936 (1953) front
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Front: Elizabeth II (1926-), Queen of United Kingdom, British colonies and Commonwealth of Nations 1952-present

Date of portrait: 1952, age 26

Back: Royal coat of arms

 

1/2 Dollar, 1965

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Front: Elizabeth II (1926-), Queen of United Kingdom, British colonies and Commonwealth of Nations 1952-present

Date of portrait: 1954, age 28

Back: Straw market

 

1 Dollar, 1974

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Front: Elizabeth II (1926-), Queen of United Kingdom, British colonies and Commonwealth of Nations 1952-present

Date of portrait: 1954, age 28

Back: Sea garden

 

100 Dollars, 1974

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Front: Elizabeth II (1926-), Queen of United Kingdom, British colonies and Commonwealth of Nations 1952-present

Date of portrait: 1954, age 28

Back: Deep Sea fishing

Courtesy lkca

 

1/2 Dollar, 1974 (1984)

1/2 Dollar, 1974 (1984) front
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Front: Elizabeth II (1926-), Queen of United Kingdom, British colonies and Commonwealth of Nations 1952-present

Date of portrait: 1977, age 51

Back: Sister Sarah in Nassau market

Sister Sarah is believed to be Sister Sarah Johnson, a prominant local straw weaver in the 1970s.

 

Sister Sarah in Nassau Market

 

1 Dollar, 1974 (1984)

1 Dollar, 1974 (1984) front
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Front: Elizabeth II (1926-), Queen of United Kingdom, British colonies and Commonwealth of Nations 1952-present

Date of portrait: 1977, age 51

Back: Royal Bahamas Police Band

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Royal Bahamas Police Band

Bahamas Police Band

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3 Dollars, 1974 (1984)

3 dollars 1984 front
3 dollars 1984 back

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Front: Elizabeth II (1926-), Queen of United Kingdom, British colonies and Commonwealth of Nations 1952-present

Date of portrait: 1977, age 51

Back: Family Island sailing regatta

 

5 Dollars, 1974 (1984)

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Front: Elizabeth II (1926-), Queen of United Kingdom, British colonies and Commonwealth of Nations 1952-present

Date of portrait: 1977, age 51

Back: Junkanoo dancers

 

Junkanoo dancers

Junkanoo dancers

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20 Dollars, 1974 (1984)

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Front: Elizabeth II (1926-), Queen of United Kingdom, British colonies and Commonwealth of Nations 1952-present

Date of portrait: 1977, age 51

Back: Nassau harbor

 

Nassau Harbor

Nassau Harbor

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1 Dollar, (1992)
Commemorates the 500th Anniversary of the Landing of Christopher Columbus

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Front: Christopher Columbus (1451-1506), explorer

Columbus sailed crossed the Atlantic Ocean under Spanish flag in 1492. His voyage marked the beginning of the European exploration and colonization of the Americas.

Back: Flamingos, rose-throated parrots, lizard, aerial view of Bahamas and Columbus' fleet - Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria

 

Rose-throated Parrot

Rose-throated Parrot

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10 Dollars, 1974 (1992)

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Front: Elizabeth II (1926-), Queen of United Kingdom, British colonies and Commonwealth of Nations 1952-present

Date of portrait: 1977, age 51

Back: Hope Town Lighthouse in Abaco

 

Hope Town Lighthouse

Hope Town Lighthouse

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1953-1992 | 2001-2017

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Bahamas, an archipelago of 3000 islands, cays and rocks located in the Atlantic Ocean east of Florida and north of Cuba, was a British Colony. Became independent and a member of the British Commonwealth in 1973. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Bahamas.

 

 

 

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