|Coin||Penny 1807 (proof only)|
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.
There was a contemporary proof restrike dated 1807 (probably struck after 1807).
Bust of King George III facing right; around, GEORGIUS III · D : G · REX. 1806; on bust truncation the artist's initial, K.
|Obverse Inscription||GEORGIUS III · D : G · REX. 1807|
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).
|Reverse Inscription||BAHAMA EXPULSIS PIRATIS RESTITUTA COMMERCIA|
|Country||Bahamas, British Crown Colony|
|Monarch||King George III|
|Effigy||Laureate head by Conrad Küchler|
|Face Value||1 (x Penny)|
|Current||No (demonetised 1966)|
|Designer||Conrad Heinrich Küchler|
|Orientation||Reversed (Coin Alignment, Axis 6)|
|Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins||Bahamas KM# 1|