Bahamas 1966 cent
This specimen is one of a type struck at the Royal mint for the Bahamas 1966-69. Subsequent cents (KM 15, 16) were of reduced size and in 1974 the bust of the queen was dropped in favor of the arms of the Bahamas. The Franklin Mint produced this coin 1971-85. In 1985 the composition was changed to copper plated zinc (KM 59a), which design is still in use. The starfish reverse makes this coin a popular souvenir for sunburned tourists.
Recorded mintage: 7,312,000.
Specification: nickel brass, 22.5 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 2.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.