The pound was the currency of the Bahamas until 1966. It was equivalent to the pound sterling and was divided into 20 shillings, each of 12 pence. Ordinary UK coinage circulated. Apart from an old Bahamas penny coin struck in 1806, there were no special sterling coin issues such as were found in Jamaica.
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... notes in denominations of 5 and 10 shillings, and 1 pound ... The Public Treasury issued 1 pound notes in 1868, followed by government notes in 1869 for 1 and 5 pounds ... In 1919, a new series of 4 and 10 shillings, and 1 pound notes was introduced, with 5 pound notes reintroduced after 1936 ...
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