Bahamian coin earrings makes a great souvenir gift for someone who had traveled to these islands. This bright golden starfish coin is encircled by a handmade 14 kt gold filled bezel. Two gold filled round jump rings connect these coins to a 14 kt gold filled 5mm ball post earrings. The ear nuts are also 14 kt gold filled and are a size large enough to secure the earrings to your ears. The ear nuts are 9mm in size and was chosen so that they fit comfortably, are easy to handle, and can hold those coin earrings onto your ears. The mounted coins are 19 mm in diameter. Length of earrings are about 1 inch. Width 3/4 inch.
The Bahamas consists of about 3,000 islands to the north of Cuba. The islands were discovered by Columbus in 1492, but they were not settled by the Spanish. In 1626, they came under British influence which has continued despite brief periods of Spanish control. Full independence was gained in 1973, but The Bahamas remains a member of the British Commonwealth. The first Bahama coins were introduced in 1966, before this time British coins were used.
On the obverse is the Coat of Arms of the Bahamas, including swordfish and flamingo with the mint date below. Lettering: COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS.
On the reverse is the coin value in letters and the central design of a Caribbean/Tropical western Atlantic cushion starfish 'Oreaster reticulatus' with two small dots on each side, surrounded by a circle of pearls.
* Bahamian Coin Earrings Starfish image.
* Coin size: 19 mm.
* Mint dates are, 1974 and 1982.
* Coin composition: Brass
* Length of earrings are about 1 inch. Width 3/4 inch.
* 14/20 gold filled bezel.
* 14/20 gold filled large ear nuts, 9mm.
* 14/20 gold filled 5mm ball post earrings.