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 Inscription 5 CENTS
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Five Cents - (31) Coins
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
Five Cents 1966 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 2,346,000
Five Cents 1968 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 600,000
Five Cents 1969 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 2,101,000
Five Cents 1970 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 49,000
Five Cents 1971 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Franklin Mint
Mintage: 44,000
Five Cents 1972 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Franklin Mint
Mintage: 46,000
Five Cents 1973 (Queen Elizabeth II) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Franklin Mint
Mintage: 56,000
Five Cents 1973 (Commonwealth of the Bahamas) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,000,000
Five Cents 1974 Bahamas / Five Cents 1974 - reverse photo Bahamas / Five Cents 1974 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Franklin Mint
Mintage: 117,000
Five Cents 1975 Bahamas / Five Cents 1975 - reverse photo Bahamas / Five Cents 1975 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Franklin Mint
Mintage: unknown
Five Cents 1976 Bahamas / Five Cents 1976 - reverse photo Bahamas / Five Cents 1976 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Franklin Mint
Mintage: 36,453
Five Cents 1977 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Franklin Mint
Mintage: 23,713
Five Cents 1978 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Franklin Mint
Mintage: 19,698
Five Cents 1979 (Proof only) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Franklin Mint
Mintage: 2,053
Five Cents 1980 (Proof only) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Franklin Mint
Mintage: 2,084
Five Cents 1981 Bahamas / Five Cents 1981 - reverse photo Bahamas / Five Cents 1981 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Franklin Mint: 1,980
- Royal Mint: unknown
Total Mintage: unknown
Five Cents 1982 (Proof only) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Franklin Mint
Mintage: 1,217
Five Cents 1983 Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Royal Mint: 2,000,000
- Franklin Mint: 1,020
Total Mintage: 2,001,020
Five Cents 1984 Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Franklin Mint: 1,036
- Royal Mint: unknown
Total Mintage: unknown
Five Cents 1985 (Proof only) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Franklin Mint
Mintage: 7,500
Five Cents 1987 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 4,000,000
Five Cents 1989 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Five Cents 1991 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Five Cents 1992 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Five Cents 1996 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Five Cents 1998 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Five Cents 1999 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Five Cents 2000 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Five Cents 2004 Bahamas / Five Cents 2004 - reverse photo Bahamas / Five Cents 2004 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Five Cents 2005 Bahamas / Five Cents 2005 - reverse photo Bahamas / Five Cents 2005 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Five Cents 2006 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
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Five Cents: Details
CountryBahamas
CurrencyBahamian Dollar
From1966
Face Value5 (x Cent)
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size21.010 mm
Thickness1.520 mm
Mass3.400 g
Five Cents: Photos
ImageDetails
Bahamas - 5 Cents - 1976
Copyright: Numi Art Collection
Source
Bahamas - 5 Cents - 1976
Copyright: Numi Art Collection
Source