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 Dollar note front features Sir Lynden O. Pindling (1930 – 2000). who was 1st Prime Minister of the Bahamas, map of the islands of The Bahamas, Lignum Vitae (Guaiacum officinale). The reverse note side has the Royal Bahamas Police force ban, Blue Marlin (Makaira nigricans), Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber). This note is part of the 2016 – 2020 series and, its color is green, with shades of lilac, grey, burnt orange, and yellow. (156 x 67 mm)
Text: One Dollar, 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, $1 One Dollar, Lignum Vitae (Guaiacum officinale), Governor, Drum Major, in full regalia, leading the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s marching band, with the trailing band members adjacent, Blue Marlin (Makaira nigricans), Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), Sir Lynden O. Pindling, 1.