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Coin: Five Dollars 1972
Description

CountryBahamas CurrencyBahamian Dollar
Face value5 (x Dollar) TypeFive Dollars (Silver)
Year1972 CurrentNo
Mintage57,000 (57000)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Franklin Mint Letters FM 57,000 (57000)
Material0.925 Silver Designer
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)45 Thickness (mm)3
Mass (g)42.1200
Obverse

Diademed bust of Queen Elizabeth II right (effigy by Arnold Machin, known as the "Second portrait"); around above, COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMA ISLANDS; around below, ELIZABETH II.

Obverse inscription COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMA ISLANDS ELIZABETH II
Reverse

The new Coat of Arms of the Bahamas as approved by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 7 December 1971 for use by the Bahamian People and the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

The escutcheon (shield) is supported by the national animals, a marlin and flamingo. The flamingo is located upon land, and the marlin upon sea, indicating the geography of the islands. The crest on top of the helm (helmet) is a conch shell, which represents the varied marine life of the island chain. Below the helm is the escutcheon itself, whose main charge is a ship, reputed to represent the Santa María of Christopher Columbus. It is sailing beneath a sun in the chief. The national motto "FORWARD, UPWARD, ONWARD TOGETHER" is found in a ribbon at the bottom.

Around above, the denomination and date: FIVE DOLLARS 1972.

The mint mark of the Franklin Mint (monogram letter F on letter M) is in the right field under the flamingo.

Reverse inscriptionFIVE DOLLARS 1972
Edge Edge inscription
Five Dollars 1972: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof 35,000 (included in main number)
Five Dollars 1972: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBahamas KM# 33
Five Dollars 1972: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mint
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof
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List of all (13) coins of type: Bahamas / Five Dollars
Five Dollars 1966 Five Dollars 1969 Five Dollars 1970 Five Dollars 1971 Five Dollars 1972 Five Dollars 1973
Five Dollars 1974 (Silver proof) Five Dollars 1975 (Silver proof) Five Dollars 1976 (Silver proof) Five Dollars 1977 (Silver proof) Five Dollars 1978 (Silver proof) Five Dollars 1979 (Silver proof)
Five Dollars 1980 (Silver proof)