Five Cents, Coin Type from Bahamas - detailed information

Five Cents, Coin Type from Bahamas (issued 1966 - )
Coin TypeFive Cents

A round coin with a smooth edge weighing 3.4g, measuring 21.01mm in diameter, and 1.52mm in thickness, bearing on the obverse the Coat-of-Arms of The Bahamas, together with the words "Commonwealth of The Bahamas" which form a crown around the Coat-of-Arms. Below the Coat-of-Arms is the year that the coin was minted. On the reverse is a depiction of a pineapple, together with the text "5 CENTS".

Composition: 75% copper, 25% nickel.

According to Krause, there were slight variations in the weight of the coin throughout the years:
3.87g 1966 - 1973
3.9g 1973 (Commonwealth of the Bahamas obverse only)
3.94g 1974 and later.

The Central Bank of The Bahamas though gives the weight as 3.4g.

Obverse

Obverse Inscription
Reverse

Reverse Inscription5 CENTS
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
All Coins of Type: Five Cents (31)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Five Cents 1966 2,346,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II BAHAMA ISLANDS
Five Cents 1968 600,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II BAHAMA ISLANDS
Five Cents 1969 2,101,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II BAHAMA ISLANDS
Five Cents 1970 49,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II BAHAMA ISLANDS
Five Cents 1971 44,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMA ISLANDS ELIZABETH II
Five Cents 1972 46,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMA ISLANDS ELIZABETH II
Five Cents 1973 (Queen Elizabeth II) 56,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMA ISLANDS ELIZABETH II
Five Cents 1973 (Commonwealth of the Bahamas) 1,000,000 COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 1973
Five Cents 1974 117,000 COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 1974
Five Cents 1975 unknown COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 1975
Five Cents 1976 36,453 COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 1976
Five Cents 1977 23,713 COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 1977
Five Cents 1978 19,698 COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 1978
Five Cents 1979 (Proof only) 2,053 COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 1979
Five Cents 1980 (Proof only) 2,084 COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 1980
Five Cents 1981 unknown COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 1981
Five Cents 1982 (Proof only) 1,217 COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 1982
Five Cents 1983 2,001,020 COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 1983
Five Cents 1984 unknown COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 1984
Five Cents 1985 (Proof only) 7,500 COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 1985
Five Cents 1987 4,000,000 COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 1987
Five Cents 1989 unknown COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 1989
Five Cents 1991 unknown COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 1991
Five Cents 1992 unknown COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 1992
Five Cents 1996 unknown COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 1996
Five Cents 1998 unknown COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 1998
Five Cents 1999 unknown COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 1999
Five Cents 2000 unknown COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2000
Five Cents 2004 unknown COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2004
Five Cents 2005 unknown COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2005
Five Cents 2006 unknown COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2006
Five Cents: Details
CountryBahamas
CurrencyBahamian Dollar
From1966
Face Value5 (x Cent)
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)21.0100
Thickness (mm)1.5200
Mass (g)3.4000
Five Cents: Photos
ImageDetails
Bahamas - 5 Cents - 1976
Copyright: Numi Art Collection
Source
Bahamas - 5 Cents - 1976
Copyright: Numi Art Collection
Source