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Coin: Five Dollars 1975 (Silver proof)
Description

CountryBahamas CurrencyBahamian Dollar
Face value5 (x Dollar) TypeFive Dollars (Silver)
Year1975 CurrentNo
Mintage36,258 (36258)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Franklin Mint Letters FM 36,258 (36258)
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

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, COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS.

Below the coat of arms, the date 1975.

Obverse inscription COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 1975
Reverse

The flag of the Bahamas, consisting of a triangle situated at the hoist with three horizontal bands. Around above, the denomination FIVE DOLLARS.

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

Reverse inscriptionFIVE DOLLARS
Edge Edge inscription
Notes

Five dollar coins were issued for the Bahamas in 1975 in three varieties:

- silver proof (mintage 29,000).

- cupronickel special quality (mintage 7,058). These are polished or proof-like in appearance, without any frosted features.

- cupronickel matte coins (mintage 200). These are a normal circulation strike or a dull finish produced by sandblasting special uncirculated (polish finish) or proof quality dies.

Given that a) the silver proof coins have a higher mintage, and b) they continue the tradition of the earlier series, they are listed as the "regular" coin for 1975 and the cupronickel pieces as varieties.

Five Dollars 1975 (Silver proof): Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Cupronickel special quality 7,058 (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
Cupronickel matte 200 (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
Five Dollars 1975 (Silver proof): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBahamas KM# 67a (Silver) and KM# 67 (CuproNickel)
Five Dollars 1975 (Silver proof): 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 CuproNickel special and matte
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