Penny 1806 George III Bahamas KM-1
Obverse: GEORGIUS III . D : G . REX . 1806
Reverse: BAHAMA [in exergue] EXPULSIS PIRATIS / RESTITUTA / COMMERCIA
Weight: 144.3 g (9.36 grams) Diameter: 28.8 mm
Comment: This example has some scratches on the obverse. At the shoulder truncation in the fold of the drapery is the initial K for the diemaker Conrad Heinrich Kuechler. On the reverse is a ship flying the British Union Jack in the forground and tqo ships and an island in the background. The motto in exergue translates as folows: With the expulsion of the pirates commerce has been restored.
Provenance: Donated to Notre Dame in 1887 as part of a 2,300 item coin collection (see: The Notre Dame Scholastic, vol. 21 (September 1887) 45.
Latest revision: December 23, 1999
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