Bahamas: 10 cents 1974-present


Quick Coinage Facts

Years Minted: 1974-Present
Composition: Copper/Nickel
Diameter: 23.5 mm
Weight: 5.54 grams
Total Series Mintage: still in production
Obverse Design: Coat of Arms
Reverse Design: Animal


Bahamas 10 cent coin circulation coinage is produced at the Royal Mint in England. Coinage was also produced by the Franklin Mint in different finishes for inclusion in special sets with finishes of uncirculated, matte, and proof. Coins minted by the Franklin Mint carry a special mint mark of “FM”.

Coins were minted with a copper nickel composition and were minted with not a round planchet but with a scalloped design. The odd shape makes it a unique addition to a world coin collection.


Designed by Arnold Machin, the obverse design features the national Coat of Arms of the Bahamas encircled in a ring of beads. Above the design is the phrase “COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS”.

The reverse design features two bone fish swimming in opposite directions encircled in a ring of beads and the denomination “TEN CENTS”.

Obverse Reverse

General Market Notes

All issues are affordable and readily available.

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