Five Dollars 1971, Coin from Bahamas - detailed information

Five Dollars 1971, Coin from Bahamas
CoinFive Dollars 1971

MintFranklin Mint Mint MarkLetters FM Total Mintage60,000
Obverse

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.

Obverse Inscription COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMA ISLANDS ELIZABETH II
Reverse

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 Inscription FIVE DOLLARS 1971
EdgeEdge Inscription
Five Dollars 1971: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage Issued: 31,000 (included in total)
Five Dollars 1971: References to Information Used
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Five Dollars 1971: Details
CountryBahamas
CurrencyBahamian Dollar
Coin TypeFive Dollars (Silver)
Issued1971
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Circulation Mintage29,000
Total Mintage60,000
CurrentNo
Material0.925 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)45
Thickness (mm)3
Mass (g)42.1200
OCC IDDANM-QEPY-CRQQ-OJYG
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Five Dollars 1971: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBahamas KM# 24