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The Half Dollar Banknote

2001 Issue
2001 Issue
2001 Issue

Moss-green, charcoal-grey, and dark turquoise in colour, with blue and silver highlights in the central picture and right panel, respectively, on the reverse. The note measures 156 mm long and 67 mm wide bearing on the FRONT an engraved border design surrounding a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, facsimile of the signature of the Governor of the Central Bank of The Bahamas together with the words "The Central Bank of The Bahamas. These notes are legal tender under The Central Bank of The Bahamas Act 2000 for the payment of any amount FIFTY CENTS".

A watermark of a Spanish Galleon appears on the right, an outline map of The Bahamas in the centre, basketwork from the straw market, Freeport and the Bank's logo on the left. The BACK carries a picture depicting Sister Sarah in the Nassau Market. The picture is surrounded by a border, which includes on the right, the coat-of-arms of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Bank's logo, and the numeral $1/2 and, on the bottom left, a picture of a hand of bananas.

CRISP Evolution Series
CRISP Evolution Series
CRISP Evolution Series

Predominantly grey, with shades of green, blue, coral, lilac and red, the banknote measures 156 mm long and 67 mm wide bearing on the front a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, the series, and the signature of the Governor of the Central Bank of The Bahamas, together with the words “The Central Bank of the Bahamas. These notes are legal tender under the Central Bank of the Bahamas Act 2000 for payment of any amount Fifty Cents". A watermark of Queen Elizabeth II and numeral $½, a replica map of the islands of The Bahamas, and the denominational value in words and figures appear on the left, with an image of a Strongback flower in the center. The back features a vignette of Sister Sarah in the Straw Market. The vignette is flanked above by the numeral $½ that appears in the upper left and lower right corners, while the words "Fifty Cents" are in the upper right quadrant. Just below Sister Sarah is the coat-of-arms of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas along with the words "Central Bank of The Bahamas".

 

The One Dollar Banknote

CRISP Series
CRISP Series
CRISP Series

Dark green, mint green, and brown in colour, the note measures 156 mm long and 67 mm wide, bearing on the front an elliptical border design surrounding a portrait of Sir Lynden O. Pindling, along with the series, a signature of the Governor of the Central Bank of The Bahamas together with the words “The Central Bank of The Bahamas. These notes are legal tender under the Central Bank of The Bahamas Act 2000 for the payment of any amount One Dollar. A watermark of Sir Lynden O. Pindling and the numeral 1 appears on the left and a map of The Bahamas in the centre.

The back carries a picture of the Royal Bahamas Police Force Band. The picture is surrounded by various images which include on the left, a partial rainbow arc flanked by the numeral $1 and the words “One Dollar”, above, the words “The Central Bank of The Bahamas”, on the right, the Yellow Elder flower, and on the bottom center, the coat-of-arms of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

CRISP Evolution Series
CRISP Evolution Series
CRISP Evolution Series

Predominantly green, with shades of lilac, grey, burnt orange, and yellow, the banknote measures 156 mm long and 67 mm wide bearing on the front a portrait of Sir Lynden O. Pindling, the series, and the signature of the Governor of the Central Bank of The Bahamas, together with the words “The Central Bank of the Bahamas. These notes are legal tender under the Central Bank of the Bahamas Act 2000 for payment of any amount One Dollar”.

A watermark of Sir Lynden O. Pindling and numeral $1, a replica map of the islands of The Bahamas, and the denominational value in words and figures appear on the left, with an image of a Lignum Vitae flower in the center. The back features a likeness of a Drum Major, in full regalia, leading the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s marching band, with the trailing band members adjacent. The numeral $1 appears in the upper left and lower right corners, while the words “One Dollar” are in the upper right quadrant. Just below the Drum Major is the Coat-of-Arms of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas along with the words “Central Bank of The Bahamas”.

The Three Dollar Banknote

1984 Issue
1984 Issue
1984 Issue

Carmine in colour and measuring 156 mm long and 67 mm wide, the note bears on the FRONT an engraved border design surrounding a portrait of the Queen, facsimile of the signature of the Governor of The Central Bank of The Bahamas together with the words "The Central Bank of The Bahamas. These notes are legal tender under The Central Bank of The Bahamas Act 2000 for the payment of any amount THREE DOLLARS".

A watermark of a Spanish Galleon appears on the right, an outline map of The Bahamas in the centre, a miniature picture of holiday makers on Paradise Beach and the Bank's logo on the left. The BACK carries a picture of a Family Island Regatta. The picture is surrounded by a border, which includes on the right the coat-of-arms of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Bank's logo, the numeral $3, and, on the bottom left, a picture of a Bahamian sloop.

CRISP Evolution Series
CRISP Evolution Series
CRISP Evolution Series

Predominantly, burgundy with shades of brown, red, lavender, and yellow, the banknote measures 156 mm long and 67 mm wide bearing on the front a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, the series, and the signature of the Governor of the Central Bank of The Bahamas, together with the words "Central Bank of The Bahamas. These notes are legal tender under the Central Bank of The Bahamas Act 2000 for payment of any amount Three Dollars". A watermark of Queen Elizabeth II and numeral $3, a replica map of the islands of The Bahamas, and the denominational value in words and figures appear on the left, with an image of a Passion flower in the center. The back features images of sail boats at sea. The images are flanked above by the numeral $3 that appears in the upper left and lower right corners, while the words "Three Dollars" are in the upper right quadrant. Just below the images of sail boats is the Coat of Arms of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas along with the words "Central Bank of The Bahamas".

The Five Dollar Banknote

CRISP Series
CRISP Series
CRISP Series

Orange, brown, and blue in colour, the note measures 156 mm long and 67 mm wide, bearing on the front an elliptical border design surrounding a portrait of Sir Cecil Wallace-Whitfield, along with the series, a signature of the Governor of the Central Bank of The Bahamas together with the words “The Central Bank of The Bahamas. These notes are legal tender under the Central Bank of The Bahamas Act 2000 for the payment of any amount Five Dollars.

A watermark of Sir Cecil Wallace-Whitfield and the numeral 5 appear on the left and a map of The Bahamas in the centre. The back carries a picture depicting junkanooers. The picture is surrounded by various images, which include rainbow-arcs flanked by the numeral $5 and the words “Five Dollars” above, the words “The Central Bank of The Bahamas”, and on the bottom centre, the coat-of-arms of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

The Ten Dollar Banknote

CRISP Series
CRISP Series
CRISP Series

Dark blue, dark green and maroon in colour, the note measures 156mm long and 67mm wide bearing on the front an elliptical border design surrounding a portrait of Sir Stafford Sands, along with the series, a signature of the Governor of The Central Bank of The Bahamas together with the words “The Central Bank of The Bahamas. These notes are legal tender under The Central Bank of the Bahamas Act 2000 for payment of any amount Ten Dollars”.

A watermark of Sir Stafford Sands and the numeral 10 appears on the left and a map of The Bahamas in the centre. The back carries a picture depicting Hope Town, Abaco. The picture is surrounded by various images, which include, on the left, a rainbow-arc flanked by the numeral $10 and the words “Ten Dollars”, above the words “The Central Bank of The Bahamas”, and on the bottom centre, the coat of arms of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

CRISP Evolution Series
CRISP Evolution Series
CRISP Evolution Series

Predominantly blue, with various shades of green and pink, the banknote measures 156 mm long and 67 mm wide, bearing on the front a portrait of Sir Stafford Sands, the series, and a signature of the Governor of the Central Bank of The Bahamas, together with the words “The Central Bank of The Bahamas”. These notes are legal tender under the Central Bank of The Bahamas Act 2000 for the payment of any amount Ten Dollars”. A watermark of Sir Stafford Sands with the numeral $10, a replica map of the Islands of The Bahamas, and the denominational value in words and figures appear on the left, with an image of a Yellow Elder flower in the centre. The back carries a vignette depicting a rendering of Hope Town Lighthouse, Abaco along with two flamingoes. The vignette is flanked above by the numeral $10, to the right by the words “Ten Dollars”, and below by the Coat-of-Arms of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas along with the words “The Central Bank of The Bahamas”.

The Twenty Dollar Banknote

CRISP Series
CRISP Series
CRISP Series

Charcoal, red, and green in colour, the note measures 156 mm long and 67 mm wide, bearing on the front an elliptical border design surrounding a portrait of Sir Milo B. Butler, along with the series, a signature of the Governor of the Central Bank of The Bahamas together with the words "The Central Bank of The Bahamas. These notes are legal tender under the Central Bank of The Bahamas Act 2000 for the payment of any amount TWENTY DOLLARS".

A watermark of Sir Milo B. Butler and the numeral 20 appear on the left and a map of The Bahamas in the centre. The back carries a picture depicting Nassau Harbour, New Providence. The picture is surrounded by various images, which include, on the left, a rainbow-arc flanked by the numeral $20 and the words “Twenty Dollars”, above, the words “The Central Bank of The Bahamas”, and on the bottom center, the coat-of-arms of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

CRISP Evolution Series
CRISP Evolution Series
CRISP Evolution Series

Predominantly magenta with shades of pink, green, orange, blue and yellow, the banknote measures 156 mm long and 67 mm wide bearing on the front a portrait of Sir Milo B. Butler, the series, and the signature of the Governor of the Central Bank of The Bahamas, together with the words "Central Bank of The Bahamas. These notes are legal tender under the Central Bank of The Bahamas Act 2000 for the payment of any amount Twenty Dollars". A watermark of Sir Milo B. Butler and the numeral $20, a replica map of the islands of The Bahamas, and the denominational value in words and figures appear on the left, with an image of a bougainvillea flower in the center. The back features a likeness of the tower at Festival Place overlooking the Nassau Harbor. The numeral $20 appears in the upper left and lower right corners, while the words "Twenty Dollars" flank the Sir Sidney Poitier and Paradise Island bridges. Just below the tower is the coat-of-arms of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas along with the words "Central Bank of The Bahamas".

The Fifty Dollar Banknote

CRISP Series
CRISP Series
CRISP Series

Orange, brown, and green in colour, the note measures 156 mm long and 67 mm wide, bearing on the front an elliptical border design surrounding a portrait of Sir Roland T. Symonette, along with the series, a signature of the Governor of the Central Bank of The Bahamas together with the words "The Central Bank of The Bahamas. These notes are legal tender under the Central Bank of The Bahamas Act 2000 for the payment of any amount FIFTY DOLLARS".

A watermark of Sir Roland T. Symonette and the numeral 50 appear on the left and a map of The Bahamas in the centre. The back carries a picture depicting the Central Bank's building in Nassau. The picture is surrounded by various images, which include, on the left, a rainbow-arc flanked by the numeral $50 and the words "Fifty Dollars", above, the words "The Central Bank of The Bahamas", and on the bottom center, the coat-of-arms of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

CRISP Evolution Series
CRISP Evolution Series
CRISP Evolution Series

Predominantly light blue, with shades of pink, green, orange, and brown, the banknote measures 156 mm long and 67 mm wide, bearing on the front a portrait of Sir Roland T. Symonette, the series, and the signature of the Governor of the Central Bank of The Bahamas, together with the words "Central Bank of The Bahamas. These notes are legal tender under the Central Bank of The Bahamas Act 2000 for payment of any amount Fifty Dollars". A watermark of Sir Roland T. Symonette and the numeral $50, a replica map of the Islands of The Bahamas, and the denominational value in words and figures appear on the left, with an image of a blooming 'Frangipani' in the center. The back features a vignette depicting a rendering of the Central Bank of The Bahamas. The vignette is flanked above by the numeral $50 that appears in the upper left and lower right corners, while the words "Fifty Dollars" are in the upper right quadrant. Just below Central Bank of The Bahamas is the Coat of Arms of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas along with the words "Central Bank of The Bahamas".

The One Hundred Dollar Banknote

CRISP Series
CRISP Series
CRISP Series

Purple, blue, green, and mauve in colour, the note measures 156 mm long and 67 mm wide, bearing on the front an elliptical border design surrounding a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, along with the series, a signature of the Governor of the Central Bank of The Bahamas together with the words “The Central Bank of The Bahamas. These notes are legal tender under the Central Bank of The Bahamas Act 2000 for the payment of any amount One Hundred Dollars.”

A watermark of Queen Elizabeth II and the numeral 100 appears on the left and a map of The Bahamas in the centre. The back carries a picture of a blue marlin jumping out of the water. The picture is surrounded by various images which include on the left, a rainbow arc flanked by the numeral $100 and the words “One Hundred Dollars”, above, the words “The Central Bank of The Bahamas”, and on the bottom center, the coat-of-arms of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

The current family of Bahamian banknotes each contains the following security features:

  • Watermark of:
    The Spanish Galleon (All except CRISP $10, $20 & $50)
    Sir Stafford Sands and the numeral 10 (CRISP $10) 
    Queen Elizabeth II and the numeral 100 (CRISP $100)
    Sir Milo B. Butler and the numeral 20 (CRISP $20)
    Sir Roland T. Symonette and the numeral 50 (CRISP $50)
  • Security threads: All Banknotes
  • See-through feature of the Sand dollar: All Banknotes
  • Hologram: Bahamas $100 banknotes only
  • Series: All banknotes (except B$3 banknotes)
  • Foil: $10, $20 & $50
  • 100% cotton banknote paper: All banknotes
  • Security fibres fluorescent green or yellow: All banknotes
  • Latent image: All banknotes (except B$3 banknotes)