Bahamas Coinage  1966 to Date
Bahamas Coinage 1966 to Date

There are about 3000 individual islands in the archipelao of the Bahamas. It is a British Crown Colony. Decimal coinage started there in 1966, and many of the designs are really quite interesting and well-done. The 10 cent coin has wavy edges, and the 15 cent coin is square. All others are round. Denominations range from one cent all the way to (are you ready?) 2500 dollars. The $2500 coins are 58 mm in diameter (an old US silver dollar is 38 mm) and made with 12 troy ounces of gold.

As with all modern coin, those made of non-precious metal are worth face value. If you can find a fully uncirculated example, or a proof coin made especially for collectors, you can sell them to collectors for a little more than face value.

The list below gives coins that may be made of precious metal. Not all coins in the list are precious, and when they are precious, the amount of silver and gold can vary. You have to inspect each coin to know for sure. Take your coin to a jeweler if you have doubts. A one dollar coin dated 1974, for instance, comes in copper-nickel and silver. The silver coins are proof. Be careful not to jump to conclusions about the precious metal content.

ONE DOLLAR 1966 to 1980: 0.466 troy ounces silver
TWO DOLLARS 1966 to 1980: 0.886 ounces silver
FIVE DOLLARS 1966 to 1991: 1.253 ounces silver (some $5 coins contain less silver)
TEN DOLLARS 1967 to 1971: 0.118 troy ounces gold
TEN DOLLARS 1972: 0.094 ounces gold
TEN DOLLARS 1973: 0.027 ounces gold
TEN DOLLARS 1973: 1.479 ounces silver
TEN DOLLARS After 1974: various amounts of silver, usually around 0.5 ounces
TEN DOLLARS 1993 (58 mm diameter): 4.05 ounces silver
TWENTY DOLLARS: 1967 to 1971: 0.236 ounces gold
TWENTY DOLLARS After 1971: various amounts of gold, usually around 0.05 ounces
TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS 1979: 1.111 ounces silver
TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS 1985 and after (58 mm diameter): 4.04 ouncs silver
FIFTY DOLLARS 1967 to Present: various amounts of gold, usually around 0.1 ounces
ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS 1967 to Present: various amounts of siver and gold
150 DOLLARS 1973 to 1974: 0.242 ounces gold
200 DOLLARS 1973 to 1974: 0.321 ounces gold
250 DOLLARS 1979: 0.036 ounces gold
250 DOLLARS After 1984: 1.402 ounces gold
500 DOLLARS Ater 1980: 0.750 ounces gold
1000 DOLLARS After 1982: 1.20 ounces gold
2500 DOLLARS After 1973: 12.001 ounces gold

Coin: 6074 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: , Thu, 25-Nov-2010 14:46:12 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 31-May-2014 16:04:19 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Wed, 09-Sep-2015 13:55:01 GMT
Requester description: 1969 Queen Elizabeth II 15cent bahamas
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I have a 2009 Bahamas 1 cent penny that is small and round with a starfish on the back and on the front the seal of the Bahamas on the front how much is it worth in u.s dollars - chh
As with all modern coin, those made of non-precious metal are worth face value. - CoinQuest (Paul)

I have a few two dollar coins dated 1973 that appear to be proof coins. They have the image of Queen Elizabeth on the front and two ostriches facing each other on the back. What are they worth? - Peter Hardwick
Modern coins, including proofs, are worth their weight in silver. See silver content above. - CoinQuest (Paul)

How much is a ten cent Bahamas coin from the year of 2000 - Dan
Your coin is worth 10 cents in Bahamas. If you have a brilliant uncirculated coin a collector may pay 1 or 2 US dollars. - CoinQuest (Andrei)

I have a 1966 one cent how much can i get for it - Dan
It is worth 1 cent in the Bahamas. If it is fully uncirculated, you could sell it on eBay for $1 or so. - CoinQuest (Paul)

I have a 1973 bahama island coin collection with includes several coins.. How can I get these valued? - Molley
A good way to see what your coins are going for is to check the eBay sold listings. A reputable coin shop in your area can also tell you what you have and what the market value is. - CoinQuest (Todd)

I have been given a bunch of coins in it there is a 1984 Commonwealth of the bahamas 1cent coin. It appears to be gold in color. All I have found online look a copper color.
That coin is made of brass, which can have that golden look to it -- especially if the coin is in great condition and hasn't seen much (or any) circulation. - CoinQuest (Todd)

I have a Bahamas Coin that has been made into a pendant with a pendant frame made of 925. The from features a lady (NOT the queen) who looks Egyptian and is gold toned. The back features the standard 2 birds and sunrise and says 'Independence 1973 Fifty Dollars' and is silver toned. My first question is: is it real? I can't find any examples with an Egyptian lady on the front and two toned. Second: Is it worth anything? Thank you :)
It sound like a piece of jewelry, not a real coin. The problem is the non-queen image. Bahamas made a gold 50 dollar coin with the two flamingos and 'Independence 1973' on the back (0.252 troy ounces gold), but the front of the coin clearly shows QE II with the inscription 'Elizabeth II.' The most likely scenario is that your piece is not a real coin and probably not made of gold. You should take it to a jeweler and have it appraised as a piece of jewelry, not as a coin. The jeweler can test for gold content. Your piece will be worth the price of the precious metal it contains. - CoinQuest (Paul)

I have a 1998 Bahamas coin. How much would it be worth
Hard to say without knowing what coin it is. You're more than welcome to search our database, or if you can't find it, submit a free appraisal request by CLICKING HERE. - CoinQuest (Todd)

I have a 1966 fifteen cents coin Elizabeth 11 square coin what is it worth from the Bahamas Iiland
A small amount. Please read the page. - CoinQuest (Paul)

I have a boxed set of 4 Bahamas gold coins dated 1971 $100,$50,$20 and $10 wondered how much they could be worth
If you don't see them in our database, please CLICK HERE and we'll be able to help you out. Our system is set up to appraise one coin at a time. - CoinQuest (Todd)





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