FAQs

Issuer of Banknotes and Coins

What are the factors influencing the volume of banknotes in circulation?

Generally, the volume of banknotes and coins issued into circulation is a reflection of banks' demand for currency. This demand is influenced by such factors as: increased prices, seasonal increases in consumer spending during holiday and summer months, 'back-to-school', and pay periods.


  1. Where are Bahamian banknotes and coins printed and minted?
  2. How is currency placed into circulation?
  3. What are the factors influencing the volume of banknotes in circulation?
  4. Can I reproduce a banknote for advertising or information purposes?
  5. Does the Bank still issue the $1/2 and $3 banknotes and the 15-cent coin?
  6. What should I do if I have a counterfeit banknote or suspect a banknote to be counterfeit?
  7. Can I be reimbursed for a counterfeit banknote?
  8. Are torn banknotes legal tender and, in addition to multilated banknotes, are they redeemable? If so, what should I do?


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