1 Dollar, Issued by, Bahamas, 1974.
Minted at Franklin (USA)
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
At centre within sea-weed wreath, a conch shell; above, ONE DOLLAR
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.
Donation from Mr John P. Sharples - Museum Victoria, Mar 1986
Type of item
39 mm (Outside Diameter), 16.117 g (Weight)
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2009. 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000.