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Coin: Fifty Cents 1979 (Proof only)

CountryBahamas CurrencyBahamian Dollar
Face value50 (x Cent) TypeFifty Cents (Silver)
Year1979 CurrentYes
Mintage2,053 (2053)
NameMint markMintage
Franklin Mint Letters FM 2,053 (2053)
Material0.800 Silver Designer
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II Effigy
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)29 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)10.3700

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 1979.

Obverse inscription COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 1979

Sword fish (Blue Marlin) leaping from sea; to right, the denomination FIFTY / CENTS. The mint mark is above the waves.

Reverse inscriptionFIFTY CENTS
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Fifty Cents 1979 (Proof only): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBahamas KM# 64a
Fifty Cents 1979 (Proof only): References to Information Used
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mint
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage
Royal Mint Bullion
Royal Mint Bullion
List of all (23) coins of type: Bahamas / Fifty Cents
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Fifty Cents 1974 Fifty Cents 1975 Fifty Cents 1976 Fifty Cents 1977 Fifty Cents 1978 Fifty Cents 1979 (Proof only)
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