The Island Assembly ordered 500 pound currency of these pieces in 1803 to act as small change for "petty dealers and negroes".
Although the size of a British halfpenny, and having the obverse die used to strike British halfpenny coins, they were to circulate in the Bahamas as a penny. The reverse commemorates the victory of Captain Wodes Rogers over pirates in 1717.
The issue was rejected on the island.
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Laureate and draped bust of King George III facing right. Around, the monarch's legend GEORGIUS III · D : G · REX.. Translated from Latin: George the Third, by the Grace of God, King. Below that, the date 1806.
On the neck truncation, a tiny letter K represents the designer's initial (for [Conrad Heinrich] Küchler).
At centre, ship under sail to right with an island and second ship (sinking) in the background; around above, BAHAMA; in exergue in three lines, EXPULSIS PIRATIS / RESTITUTA / COMMERCIA (translation from Latin: Commerce restored by the expulsion of pirates).
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