Currency of the Bahamas

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photo courtesy Ponterio and Associates
photo courtesy Ponterio and Associates

This specimen was lot 8012 in Ponterio sale 150 (Los Angeles, August 2009), where it sold for $2,990. The catalog description noted, "BAHAMAS. 5 Shillings, 28.1.1897. P-A5. VERY RARE. Typically seen with a blue hue, this pink note surely will be a sight for collectors. The note has even circulation and a vivid watermark. VERY FINE."

photo courtesy Ponterio and Associates
photo courtesy Ponterio and Associates

This specimen was lot 8013 in Ponterio sale 150 (Los Angeles, August 2009), where it sold for $1,035. The catalog description noted, "BAHAMAS. 1 Pound, 1919. P-7. A scarce King George V note with lovely paper and light even circulation. The note is completely original and is problem free. VERY FINE."

photo courtesy Ponterio and Associates
photo courtesy Ponterio and Associates

This specimen was lot 8014 in Ponterio sale 150 (Los Angeles, August 2009), where it sold for $2,300. The catalog description noted, "BAHAMAS. 5 Pounds, 1936. P-12b. This British Administration Five Pound note is one of the nicest we have seen showing paper quality that is second-to-none. The embossing of the design and overprints jump through the paper to the reverse and attest to the note's originality. Deep ink and fresh white paper round out the lovely attributes associated with this piece. UNCIRCULATED."

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