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Coinage of the Bahamas

Started by <k>, March 29, 2019, 05:44:20 PM

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I pieced together a picture of the new set from the images on the website of the Central Bank of The Bahamas.
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So which do you prefer: the new design series or the old? I find it impossible to choose. They are both beautiful sets.
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Above is the country's coat of arms from British colonial days.






It inspired the design on the 1966 $5 coin.






And here is the old flag from the days of the British Empire.
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The Bahamas have never issued a FAO-themed design.

Above you see some designs that were suggested but never issued.

See also: Unrealised FAO and UN-sponsored designs.
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#35


1, 5, 10, 15 and 25 cents, 1969.


When the Bahamas were a British possession, the year was shown on the reverse of the coins.

After independence, the year was moved to the obverse.



Bahamas, 1 cent, 1974.
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#36


Bahamas, 15 cents, 1969.  N# 6763.

Here you see how the year is squashed into a corner of the reverse.


Bahamas 15c 1992.jpg

Here the year looks more comfortable on the obverse of a 1992 coin.  N# 5012.
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#37


Bahamas, 10 cents, 1966.  N# 905.




Bahamas, 10 cents, 1989.  N# 9224.

You can see the space where the year has been removed.

Maybe some more plants should have been added.
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