Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Dollars from the Bahamas


Dollars from the Bahamas

Thinking of you!

A popular Bahamian saying goes ... "May you alwasy have sand in your shoes and a dollar in your pocket!"
The Bahamian Dollar is on par with the U.S. Dollar. The $3 bill and the 15c coin make great souvenirs!

Photo: Linda M. Huber
John Hinde Curteich Inc.

This was bought in 2010 and has a Bahamas 55 cent 'Herald's Trumpet' flower stamp attached.

9 comments:

Bob Scotney said...

My eyes were not good enough to pick out the 15c coin!
The notes are all colourful and the stamps a beauty.

Joy said...

They would certainly brighten up any pocket, what nice notes, and pretty stamp.

Postcardy said...

Their money sure is a lot more colorful than ours.

viridian said...

I bet the 15 cent piece is the odd-shaped one. Thanks for participaitng!!!

9teen87 said...

I got the card and my handy dandy mega magnifying glass out.
The coins are:

1. 5 cents
2. 20 cents
3. 50 cents
4. one dollar
5. two dollars
6. does not say, so must be 15 c
7. 10 cents
8. 1 cent

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

Are those round things called sand dollars? I have it somewhere hidden in the recesses of my mind that sand dollars are sea creatures of some sort.

9teen87 said...

Hello Sheila,

Yes, they are an animal. I think it is a play on the word dollar for the postcard ... here is a sand dollar postcard from my blog as well .....

http://9teen87spostcards.blogspot.com/2008/03/legend-of-sand-dollar.html

Anonymous said...

Hey everyone. I am from The Bahamas and thought I should help you guys with the coins. 9teen87 is almost completely correct.

The coins are:
1. 5 cents
2. 25 cents
3. 50 cents (very uncommon, mostly seen in collections)

4. One Dollar (also uncommon- I have never actually seen one aside from my father's collection)

5. Two Dollars (same as the one dollar in rarity)

6. 15 cents (uncommon)
7. 10 cents
8. 1 cent

Thanks guys for showing an interest in my country!

9teen87 said...

Thank you for posting! On a personal note, We LOVE the Bahamas. We go as often as we can :D (which is not often enough)