• 1 Cent 1974-1985, KM# 59, Bahamas
  • 1 Cent 1974-1985, KM# 59, Bahamas
Obverse

Coat of arms and motto of the Bahamas.

The Coat of Arms of the Bahamas 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 María 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 Coat of Arms was approved by Queen Elizabeth II on 7 December 1971. It was designed by Bahamian artist and clergyman, Dr. Hervis L. Bain, Jr.

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
FORWARD UPWARD ONWARD TOGETHER
1974

Reverse

Starfish below denomination. Mintmark (if any) below.

Starfish or sea stars are star-shaped echinoderms belonging to the class Asteroidea. Common usage frequently finds these names being also applied to ophiuroids, which are correctly referred to as brittle stars or "basket stars". About 1,500 species of starfish occur on the seabed in all the world's oceans, from the tropics to frigid polar waters. They are found from the intertidal zone down to abyssal depths, 6,000 m (20,000 ft) below the surface.

ONE CENT
· FM ·

Edge

1 Cent

KM# 59 Schön# 34
Characteristics
Material Brass
Weight 3.11 g
Diameter 19.05 mm
Thickness 1.4 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mints
Franklin Mint (FM)
Royal Mint

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