Home | Royal/State | Colonial/British States etc |

British Colonial Crown Coins : Bermuda

S Numbers refer to Spink's  Coins of England and the United Kingdom, 42nd ed., (2007)

Page 1

Though originally discovered by the Spanish in 1503, the first British presence on the island was in 1609 (See KM-13 below) when colonists headed to Virginia were shipwrecked on the island for almost a year. The island was finally settled intentionally by British Colonists from the colony of Virgina in 1612 and became a crown colony in 1684. Though some local coins were issued these were demonetized in 1842 when that of Great Britain became the official currency. On 8 June 1968 the island gained it's autonomy. The Sterling coinage in use was discontinued in 1970 in favor of the Decimal system which went into effect in Great Britain. On 31 July 1972 the monetary system was disconnected from that of the British pound and was instead tied to the US Dollar with the US and Bermuda dollar units being of the same value.

Click Images to View Coin Details
KM-13 Crown (1959)
O Crowned bust of Elizabeth II right, wearing necklace
ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA
R Map of the island of Bermuda with sailing ship below to right
·:· 1609 ·:· BERMUDA ·:· 1959 ONE CROWN
Image not available
KM-14 Crown (1964)
O Crowned bust of Elizabeth II right, wearing necklace
ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA
R Arms of Bermuda, a lion facing, holding a shield with a wrecked ship on it
ONE BERMUDA CROWN 1964 QUO FATA FERUNT

Page 1

British Colonial Crowns Page | British Crowns Home Page


Custom Search

Privacy Policy - Home

© 2008-2017 British Crowns