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Coin: Fifteen Cents 1978

CountryBahamas CurrencyBahamian Dollar
Face value15 (x Cent) TypeFifteen Cents
Year1978 CurrentYes
Mintage11,198 (11198)
NameMint markMintage
Franklin Mint Letters FM 11,198 (11198)
MaterialCuproNickel Designer
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II Effigy
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeSquare
Size (mm)21.5000 Thickness (mm)2.1700
Mass (g)6.4800

At centre, Coat of Arms of The Bahamas: a shield, depicting the Santa Maria ship of Christopher Columbus below a rising sun, supported by a marlin and a flamingo; the shield in surmounted by a helmet with a conch shell and leaves; below on ribbon, FORWARD UPWARD ONWARD TOGETHER; around, COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS; below, the date 1978.

Obverse inscription COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 1978

At centre, a hibiscus flower (of the species Hibiscus rosa-sinensis); around below, the denomination FIFTEEN CENTS divided by the flower. The mint mark is to the left of the lowest flower stem.

Reverse inscriptionFIFTEEN CENTS
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone

Regular coins have a matte finish.

Fifteen Cents 1978: Known varieties
Proof 6,931 (included in main number)
Prooflike 767 (included in main number)
Fifteen Cents 1978: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBahamas KM# 62
Fifteen Cents 1978: References to Information Used
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mint
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof, Prooflike
Royal Mint Bullion
Royal Mint Bullion
List of all (24) coins of type: Bahamas / Fifteen Cents
Fifteen Cents 1966 Fifteen Cents 1969 Fifteen Cents 1970 Fifteen Cents 1971 Fifteen Cents 1972 Fifteen Cents 1973
Fifteen Cents 1974 Fifteen Cents 1975 Fifteen Cents 1976 Fifteen Cents 1977 Fifteen Cents 1978 Fifteen Cents 1979 (Proof only)
Fifteen Cents 1980 (Proof only) Fifteen Cents 1981 (Proof only) Fifteen Cents 1982 (Proof only) Fifteen Cents 1983 (Proof only) Fifteen Cents 1984 (Proof only) Fifteen Cents 1985 (Proof only)
Fifteen Cents 1989 Fifteen Cents 1991 Fifteen Cents 1992 Fifteen Cents 1996 Fifteen Cents 1998 (Proof only) Fifteen Cents 2005