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100 Dollars 2000, Bahamas

in Krause book Number: 67
Years of issue: 2000
Edition: 7 633 952
Signatures: Governor: Mr. Julian W. Francis (1997 - 2005)
Serie: 2000 - 2001 Issue
Specimen of: 2000
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 167 х 67
Printer: TDLR (Thomas de la Rue & Company), London

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Spanish galleon "Santa Maria", the flagship of the first expedition of Columbus sailing on the sea the sun shone. Her foremast shows pennant Expedition (white with a green cross and the first letters of the names of the Spanish royal couple, sent an expedition - Ferdinand and Isabella), and on the main and mizzen-mast - then flag and pennant Spain lion of Leon and Castillo.

Security thread.


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Queens photoThe engraving from the official photograph, taken at Buckingham Palace by Terry O'Neill, an English photographer, in 1992.

On the Queen:

King George IV started a practice in the British royal family which continues today: the awarding of family orders. These are diamond-set portraits of the monarch suspended from a silk bow (the color varying by reign), and they are today given to female royal family members of the sovereign's choosing as a personal gift.

Royal Family Order George V

Queen Elizabeth was first given her grandfather George V's order, set on pale blue silk.

Royal Family Order George VI

Followed by her father George VI's, on pink silk, and she wears them both today. (A royal lady can wear all the family orders she has at once.) The orders are positioned on the left shoulder. They are worn for the most formal events, and can usually be seen on the Queen when she's at a tiara event.

In most renditions of this portrait, the Royal Family Order of King George VI is apparent below the left-hand shoulder of Her Majesty, while the uppermost portion of the Royal Family Order of King George V is apparent in only some renditions of the portrait. (Her majesty's Jewel Vault)

The Burmese Ruby Tiara.

Burmese Tiara

Commissioned by the Queen from Garrard in 1973, this tiara includes two of the Queen's wedding presents: rubies from Burma, and diamonds taken from the Nizam of Hyderabad Tiara. It was the only ruby tiara the Queen used until the Oriental Circlet came into her possession following the Queen Mother's death. ("From her Majesty's Jewel vault").

The Ruby and Diamond Swag Demi-Parure.

The Ruby and Diamond Swag Demi-Parure

Another of the modern sets of jewelry owned by the Queen is this demi-parure of a necklace and earrings in rubies and diamonds. The necklace is a diamond swag design set in gold and centered around 2 large rubies. The matching earrings each include a central ruby set in a diamond swirl.

According to Leslie Field in The Queen's Jewels, this set was a gift from Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, who was the Emir of Qatar from 1972-1995. He presented the set during a state visit to Britain in November 1985. They've been in rotation among the Queen's ruby jewels ever since, even making a couple of appearances at the State Opening of Parliament. ( "From her Majesty's Jewel vault")

Mellita quinquiesperforata

Nearby is Bank of Bahamas logo.

It is Mellita quinquiesperforata or Keyhole Sand Dollar - a tropical species of sand dollar, a flat, round marine animal related to sea urchins, sea stars, and other echinoderms.

The selection of the sand dollar as the logo of the Central Bank was made by the first Governor, Mr. T. B. Donaldson, who, in addition to wanting something Bahamian, was "intrigued by the elegance and history" of this unusual specimen of marine life, of which an interesting legend exists. The markings on the shell of the sand dollar are said to symbolize the birth, crucifixion and resurrection of Christ".

Bahama Sloop

On the left side is Bahama sloop.

This little sloop was a custom design for Tom Goodwin, an owner in the Bahamas, who provided very detailed sketches of the boat that he wanted. She was built by Covey Island Boatworks in Petit Riviere, Nova Scotia, Canada, a firm well known for very high quality wood yachts, both sail and power.

The general style is based on a traditional Bahama working sloop, the type of craft used for fishing and inter-island transport by many generations of islanders. However the hull is finer forward and has more fullness aft, not unlike that of a Cape Cod catboat in some respects.

Bahama sharpshooterBahama "sharpshooter"

Too, she is of shallower draft than the Bahama "sharpshooter" shown in Chapelle's "American sailing Craft" and has a centerboard added to improve her weatherliness.

The rig also differs from the sharpshooter in having a jib set on a long bowsprit and a high peaked gaff main but, like most Bahama boats, she still features a big, loose footed mainsail. The sail area is certainly generous and she should slip along nicely in the lightest of airs. (Ted Brewer Yacht Design)

Denominations in numerals are in three corners. In words in center.

In lower right corner is a hologram window with denominations in numerals inside.


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Coat of arms

The Coat of Arms of the Bahamas on the right.

It contains a shield with the national symbols as its focal point.

The escutcheon (shield) is supported by a marlin and flamingo. The crest on top of the helm (helmet) is a conch shell, which represents the varied marine life of the island chain. Below the helm is the escutcheon itself, whose main charge is a ship, reputed to represent the Santa Maria of Christopher Columbus. It is sailing beneath a sun in the chief. The animals supporting the shield are the national animals, and the national motto is found at the bottom. The flamingo is located upon land, and the marlin upon sea, indicating the geography of the islands.

The vibrant tinctures of the coat of arms are also intended to point to a bright future for the islands. They are also reputed to have been maintained for their attractiveness to tourists.

The Coat of Arms was approved by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II on 7 December 1971 for use by the Bahamian People and the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. It was designed by Bahamian artist and clergyman, Rev. Dr. Hervis L. Bain, Jr., who is also a Member of the Order of the British Empire.

Nearby is Bank of Bahamas logo. This is the Mellita quinquiesperforata or Keyhole Sand Dollar.

1963 Makaira nigricans

The Atlantic blue marlin (Makaira nigricans) is a species of marlin endemic to the Atlantic Ocean. The Atlantic blue marlin (hereafter, marlin) feeds on a wide variety of organisms near the surface. It uses its bill to stun, injure, or kill while knifing through a school of prey, then returns to eat.

Denominations are on the right side, in left top corner and centered.


The signature on banknote belongs to:

Mr. Julian W. Francis, CBE Mr. Julian W. Francis, CBE.

Governor (February 1997-May 2005) Mr. Julian W. Francis was appointed to the post of Deputy Governor and member of the Bank's Board of Directors in 1993, following a successful banking career in Paris, France, and earlier in The Bahamas. Mr. Francis was appointed Governor of the Central Bank of The Bahamas on 1st February, 1997. In 2000, the honour of Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) was conferred on him.

TDLR engraving British American Banknote CompanyThis interpretation of Terry O'Neill's photograph was engraved by Alan Dow of De La Rue for banknotes designed by that company. This version of the portrait shows The Queen with an elongated face and full eyebrows.

This version of the portrait was prepared by the British American Banknote Company. In this portrait The Queen appears to have a rounder face and narrow eyebrows. This image, unlike the De La Rue image, also suggests The Queen has forced her smile.