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Dollar Bahamian

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  • Bahamas, Commonwealth
  • Dollar Bahamian
  • Nassau
  • 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 Since May, 25th, 1966 the Bahama foot has been replaced by a dollar Bahamian.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.

the Flag the Bahamas the Map the Bahamas
the Arms the Bahamas

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.

Face side of 10 dollars of the Bahamas
the Back of 10 dollars of the Bahamas

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.

Face side of 100 dollars of the Bahamas
the Back of 100 dollars of the Bahamas

It is updated 05.2012


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