Bahamas 100 Dollars banknote 2000 Queen Elizabeth II

Bahamas Banknotes 100 Dollars banknote 2000 Queen Elizabeth II
Bahamas money currency 100 Dollars banknote 2000 Atlantic Blue Marlin

Bahamas Banknotes 100 Dollars banknote 2000 Queen Elizabeth II
The Central Bank of The Bahamas

Obverse: Portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Map of Bahamas at center. On the left side is Bahamian Sloop. More to the right is Bank of Bahamas logo. Is a stylized flower Tecoma stans or Yellow elder (Bahamas national flower). In lower right corner is a hologram window with denominations in numerals inside.
Reverse: Atlantic blue marlin bursts from the ocean surface in a grand leap. The picture is surrounded by various images, which include, on the right, a rainbow-arc flanked by the numeral $100 and the words “One Hundred Dollars”, above, the words “The Central Bank of The Bahamas”, and on the right center, the coat of arms of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
Watermark: Spanish galleon "Santa Maria", the flagship of the first expedition of Columbus sailing on the sea the sun shone. Her foremast shows pennant Expedition (white with a green cross and the first letters of the names of the Spanish royal couple, sent an expedition - Ferdinand and Isabella), and on the main and mizzen-mast - then flag and pennant Spain lion of Leon and Castillo.

This image of The Queen Elizabeth II is based on an official photograph taken at Buckingham Palace by Terry O'Neill, an English photographer. The Royal Family Order of King George VI is apparent on the left-hand shoulder of Her Majesty in most engravings of this portrait, while the uppermost portion of the Royal Family Order of King George V is visible in the engraving on some banknotes. The tiara worn by Her Majesty, representing a wreath of flowers, is made of diamonds and Burmese rubies. The tiara was commissioned by the Queen in 1973 and manufactured by Garrard, the London jewellers, from stones in her private collection. The Burmese people gave Her Majesty a gift of ninety-six rubies set in gold as a wedding gift and Her Majesty later decided to use these stones, plus some of her diamonds, to create a tiara and earrings. The matching earrings, of rubies and diamonds, form small flowers that complement the floral form of the tiara and are worn by the Queen in this portrait. The diamonds used in the tiara and earrings came from a tiara given to Her Majesty as part of her wedding gift by the Nizam of Hyderabad and Berar. The origin of the necklace in this portrait is unknown.

Bahamian Banknotes - Bahamas Paper Money
1997, 2000 & 2001 "Central Bank Act 1974" Issue

5 Dollars      10 Dollars      20 Dollars      50 Dollars      100 Dollars

Yellow elder
The Yellow Elder was chosen as the national flower of the Bahamas because it is native to the Bahama Islands, and it blooms throughout the year.
  Selection of the yellow elder over many other flowers was made through the combined popular vote of members of all four of New Providence's garden clubs of the 1970s – the Nassau Garden Club, the Carver Garden Club, the International Garden Club, and the Y.W.C.A. Garden Club.
  They reasoned that other flowers grown there - such as the bougainvillea, hibiscus, and poinciana – had already been chosen as the national flowers of other countries. The yellow elder, on the other hand, was unclaimed by other countries (although it is now also the national flower of the United States Virgin Islands).

Bahamian Sloop
This little sloop was a custom design for Tom Goodwin, an owner in the Bahamas, who provided very detailed sketches of the boat that he wanted. She was built by Covey Island Boatworks in Petit Riviere, Nova Scotia, Canada, a firm well known for very high quality wood yachts, both sail and power.
  The general style is based on a traditional Bahama working sloop, the type of craft used for fishing and inter-island transport by many generations of islanders. However the hull is finer forward and has more fullness aft, not unlike that of a Cape Cod catboat in some respects.
  Too, she is of shallower draft than the Bahama "sharpshooter" shown in Chapelle's "American sailing Craft" and has a centerboard added to improve her weatherliness.
  The rig also differs from the sharpshooter in having a jib set on a long bowsprit and a high peaked gaff main but, like most Bahama boats, she still features a big, loose footed mainsail. The sail area is certainly generous and she should slip along nicely in the lightest of airs. (Ted Brewer Yacht Design)

Atlantic blue marlin
The Atlantic blue marlin (Makaira nigricans) is a species of marlin endemic to the Atlantic Ocean. The Atlantic blue marlin (hereafter, blue marlin) feeds on a wide variety of organisms near the surface. It uses its bill to stun, injure, or kill while knifing through a school of fish or other prey, then returns to eat the injured or stunned fish. Marlin is a popular game fish. The relatively high fat content of its meat makes it commercially valuable in certain markets. It is the national fish of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and is thus featured on its Coat of Arms.
  Blue marlin are distributed throughout the tropical and subtropical waters of the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. A bluewater fish that spends the majority of its life in the open sea far from land, the blue marlin preys on a wide variety of marine organisms, mostly near the surface, often using its bill to stun or injure its preys.
  Females can grow up to four times the weight of males. The maximum published weight is 818 kg (1,803 lb) and length 5 m (16.4 ft).
  Adult blue marlin have few predators apart from man. They are sought after as a highly prized game fish by anglers and are taken by commercial fishermen, both as a directed catch and as bycatch in major industrial tuna fisheries. Blue marlin are currently considered a threatened species by the IUCN due to overfishing.
  Some other historic English names for the blue marlin are Cuban black marlin, ocean gar, and ocean guard.
  The blue marlin is placed in the genus Makaira. This name is derived from the Greek word machaira, meaning "a short sword or bent dagger", and the Latin machaera, "sword". The specific epithet nigricans is Latin for "becoming black". The blue marlin is part of the billfish family Istiophoridae and is in the perch-like order Perciformes. In addition, it is in the suborder Xiphioidei and is a member of the subclass Neopterygii, which means "new wings". It is also in the class of Actinopterygii, which includes ray-finned fishes and spiny-rayed fishes, and the superclass Osteichthyes, which includes all of the bony fishes.
  The classification of the Atlantic blue marlin (Makaira nigricans) and the Indo-Pacific blue marlin (Makaira mazara) as separate species is under debate. Genetic data suggest, although the two groups are isolated from each other, they are both the same species, with the only genetic exchange occurring when Indo-Pacific blue marlin migrate to and contribute genes to the Atlantic population. A separate study by V. P. Buonaccorsi, J. R. Mcdowell, and Graves indicated that both Indo-Pacific and Atlantic show "striking phylogeographic partitioning" of mitochondrial and microsatellite loci.