Brass 1c, Cu-Ni 5c, 10c, 15c, Ni 25c, 0.800 silver 50c and 1 dollar, 1966. Obverse portrait by Arnold Machin. Reverses depict a starfish, a pineapple, two bonefish, a hibiscus flower, a sailing boat, a blue marlin, and a conch shell. KM 2-8. In card holder and plastic envelope. The 1 cent and 10 cents tarnished. Although sold as uncirculated, these coins are actually only EF, as issued. Bump to top right corner of card.
From 1825 until 1965 the Bahama Islands used British coins and the British currency system. In 1966 the system was changed to dollars and cents, influenced by the proximity of the USA and the large number of tourists.
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