Bahamas – 1 Dollar

The Bahamas, officially the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is a country consisting of more than 3,000 islands, cays, and islets. It is located in the Atlantic Ocean north of Cuba and Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti), northwest of the Turks and Caicos Islands, and southeast of the United States (nearest to the state of Florida). Its capital is Nassau.

The Bahamas became a Crown Colony in 1718 when the British clamped down on piracy. After the American War of Independence, thousands of American Loyalists and enslaved Africans moved to the Bahamas and set up a plantation economy. The slave trade was abolished in the British Empire in 1807 and many Africans liberated from slave ships by the Royal Navy were settled in the Bahamas during the 19th century. Slavery itself was abolished in 1834 and the descendants form the majority of the Bahamas’s population today.

This is a 1974 issue, Pick # 35 a, Front has a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Back has a colorful depiction of a coral reef or a sea garden. Watermark is a Shellfish. Printer at the back is Thomas De La Rue (TDLR). The banknote is signed by T. B. Donaldson.

The banknote was added to the collection through a purchase on EBay from a banknotes dealers from Germany in July 2012.

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One response to “Bahamas – 1 Dollar

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    The island was uninhabited when discovered by the Portuguese in 1502. It is one of the most isolated islands in the world. For centuries, it was an important stopover for ships sailing to Europe from Asia and South Africa. The British also used the island as a place of exile, most notably for Napoleon I.

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