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NZD to BSD Exchange Rate

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Code BSD
Symbol $
Coins
1, 5, 10, 15, 25, 50c; $1, $2, $5
Banknotes
$1/2, $1, $3, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100

The Beautiful Bahamas

Surrounded by coral reefs and deep ocean trenches, the Bahamas is the ultimate beachside playground for travellers. It’s located just off the coast of Florida, and is made up of more than 700 islands and 2,400 cays. Some of the islands have their fair share of vibrant cities and historical townships, although most of them remain uninhabited. No matter what you get up to in the Bahamas, make sure you take enough BSD with you to enjoy it all. Believe us – you’re going to want to make the most of your time on this island paradise.

The dollar has been the currency of the Bahamas since 1966. Due to the country’s close proximity to the US, the BSD is pegged to the USD on a 1:1 basis. You’ll find many tourism businesses will accept US dollars, and the casinos will only accept USD as payment. Permission is required from the Central Bank of the Bahamas to import local currency, and you can export a maximum of $200BSD per person (in banknotes).

The approved import and export of foreign currency is unlimited, so if you don’t want to take any BSD with you at the end of your trip, you can always exchange your New Zealand dollars for USD and take that instead.

Coins and notes

Bahamians love their banknotes and coins. Bahamas coins include 1c, 5c, 10c, 15c, 25c, $1 and $2, while Bahamas banknotes are available in $½, $1, $3, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 denominations.

Make sure you bring a roomy wallet to carry all your Bahamain currency. 

Facts about the currency

  • The $100BSD note is called a “blue marlin” by locals because it shows the national fish on the back.
  • In 2005, CRISP banknotes were introduced. CRISP stands for Counterfeit Resistant Integrated Security Product.
  • The 25c coin has a picture of a native sloop (a sailing boat) on it.
  • A few years ago, images of prominent Bahamians replaced the image of Queen Elizabeth II (Head of State) on all Bahamas banknotes.
  • This is changing back again, with the Queen’s portrait appearing back on the B$10 note recently. 

This currency is only available in store. Head to one of our 20+ stores across New Zealand.