The dollar is the official currency in the Bahamas since 1966, when it replaced the pound 7 years before the nation’s independence. Notes with denominations of ½ 1, 3, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 dollars were introduced during the first transition. Since 2016 a new banknote series has been submitted, updating security features and colors.
Currently are circulating banknotes with denominations ½ 1, 3, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 dollars.
The 1/2 Dollar note front features Queen Elizabeth II (Queen of the United Kingdom and 15 other commonwealth realms.), Strongback flower (Bourreria baccata), map of the islands of The Bahamas, Lizard (Leiocephalus loxogrammus). The reverse note side has Sister Sarah in the Nassau Market, Blue Marlin (Makaira nigricans), Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber). This note is part of the 2016 – 2020 series and, its color is Gray, green, blue, coral, lilac, and red. (156 x 67 mm)
Text: Fifty Cents, 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, $1/2 Fifty Cents, Strongback flower (Bourreria baccata), Governor, Sister Sarah in the Straw Market, Blue Marlin (Makaira nigricans), Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), Queen Elizabeth II, 1/2.