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 5 Dollars note front features Sir Cecil Wallace-Whitfield (1930 – 1990), who was a former Bahamas Government Cabinet Minister and Member of Parliament, a national hero, and the founder of the Free National Movement, Sailing boat, map of The Bahamas. The reverse note side has Junkanoo dance,rainbow-arcs. This note is part of the 2005 – 2015 series horizontal format and, its color is orange, brown, and blue. (156 x 67 mm)
Text: Five Dollars, 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, $5 Five Dollars, map of The Bahamas, Governor, Sailing boat, Blue Marlin (Makaira nigricans), Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), Sir Cecil Wallace-Whitfield , 5.