1 Dollar, Issued by, Bahamas, 1974.
Minted at Franklin (USA)

Obverse Description

At centre, Arms of The Bahamas: a shield, depicting the Santa Maria of Christopher Columbus below a rising sun, supported by a marlin and a flamingo, the shield in surmounted by a helmet with a conch shell and leaves; below on ribbon, FORWARD UPWARD ONWARD TOGETHER; around, COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS; below, 1974

Reverse Description

At centre within sea-weed wreath, a conch shell; above, ONE DOLLAR

Edge Description



The Bahamas gained independence from Great Britain on 10 July 1973. On this issue the head of Queen Elizabeth II, which had been employed up to that date, was replaced by the Coat of Arms of the islands.

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