Coin of the Realm
Type: Specialty Shops
When you enter the doors of this cut limestone building, you are entering over 200 years of history and a store truly telling of local culture and history. Coin of the Realm is one of few local... Read More
When you enter the doors of this cut limestone building, you are entering over 200 years of history and a store truly telling of local culture and history. Coin of the Realm is one of few local shops that sells jewelry made with conch pearls, which range from deep pink to light brown in color. The local conch fishermen provide the pearls that they find in only one out of every 10,000 conchs they capture. The conch pearl cannot be cultured, meaning you will pay five figures for that flamingo pin or conch pendant set. Enamel Bahamian coin pendants and cuff links make more affordable gifts. The 37-year-old shop sells clever interchangeable necklaces that the pendants snap into. Interchangeable rings are also available. As the name suggests, it also specializes in jewelry made from ancient coins and gold Bahamian coins, plus a wide inventory of other pieces.
- Mon-Sat 10am-5pm
- Best Shopping: "Skip the luxury chain jewelry store for some bling truly representative of the Bahamas."
- Recommended as Best Shopping Because: Coin of the Realm has been a downtown Nassau tradition for decades, known for its conch pearl pieces.