This week we are highlighting The Bahamas 1 Dollar p69 2001 note. The beautiful islands of The Bahamas are located on the northwest border of the West Indies, and are known for their picturesque beaches and thriving tourism industry.
The colors of this note are dark green, mint green and brown. The front of the note displays corals, fish, a sand dollar, and Sir Lynden O. Pindling. Pindling was a Bahamian politician who founded the Progressive Liberal Party, and was the prime minister from 1967- 1992. Pindling led The Bahamas to independence in 1973 and is considered to be the country’s founding father.
The back of the note showcases the Royal Bahamas Police band, a conch shell, and the coat of arms. The coat of arms features things indigenous to The Bahamas like the blue marlin and the flamingo, the national bird. At the bottom of the coat of arms is the motto “Forward Upward Onward Together,” the manner in which the Bahamian nation endeavors. The motto was created by two 11-year-olds, Vivian Moultrie and Melvern Bowe, who won the national competition to produce the motto.
I love the aquatic features on the note, and found it heartwarming that the motto was created by two schoolchildren. This note would be a great addition to any collection and a great reminder of the lovely Bahamas. This is our current featured note and is offered at a discounted price for a limited time!
Denomination: 1 Dollar
Pick #: 69
Depictions: Sir Lynden O Pindling; Royal Bahamas Police Band
Note Size: 6 x 2 3/4″
Continent: North and Central America