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Coin: Five Dollars 1971

CountryBahamas CurrencyBahamian Dollar
Face value5 (x Dollar) TypeFive Dollars (Silver)
Year1971 CurrentNo
Mintage60,000 (60000)
NameMint markMintage
Franklin Mint Letters FM 60,000 (60000)
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

Diademed bust of Queen Elizabeth II right (effigy by Arnold Machin, known as the "Second portrait"); around above, COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMA ISLANDS; around below, ELIZABETH II.


The Coat of Arms of the Bahamas depicting a naval battle scene, with a Royal Navy sailing ship in the foreground chasing two smaller ships in the background; in a ribbon below, the motto "Expulus Piratis Restituta Commercia" (Pirates Expelled, Commerce restored) which had been the motto of the Government of the Bahamas since early 18th century. The scene and the motto commemorate the expulsion of the pirates in 1718 and the restoration of law and order in the colony.

Around above, the denomination and date: FIVE DOLLARS 1971.

The mint mark of the Franklin Mint (monogram letter F on letter M) is between the Coat of Arms and the ribbon.

Reverse inscriptionFIVE DOLLARS 1971
Edge Edge inscription
Five Dollars 1971: Known varieties
Proof 31,000 (included in main number)
Five Dollars 1971: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBahamas KM# 24
Five Dollars 1971: 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
American Bullion Inc. - Free Gold Guide
American Bullion Inc. - Free Gold Guide
List of all (13) coins of type: Bahamas / Five Dollars
Five Dollars 1966 Five Dollars 1969 Five Dollars 1970 Five Dollars 1971 Five Dollars 1972 Five Dollars 1973
Five Dollars 1974 (Silver proof) Five Dollars 1975 (Silver proof) Five Dollars 1976 (Silver proof) Five Dollars 1977 (Silver proof) Five Dollars 1978 (Silver proof) Five Dollars 1979 (Silver proof)
Five Dollars 1980 (Silver proof)