Five Dollars 1973, Coin from Bahamas - detailed information

Five Dollars 1973, Coin from Bahamas
CoinFive Dollars 1973

MintFranklin Mint Mint MarkLetters FM Total Mintage57,000
Obverse

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

Obverse Inscription COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMA ISLANDS ELIZABETH II
Reverse

The new Coat of Arms of the Bahamas as approved by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 7 December 1971 for use by the Bahamian People and the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

The escutcheon (shield) is supported by the national animals, a marlin and flamingo. The flamingo is located upon land, and the marlin upon sea, indicating the geography of the islands. The crest on top of the helm (helmet) is a conch shell, which represents the varied marine life of the island chain. Below the helm is the escutcheon itself, whose main charge is a ship, reputed to represent the Santa MarĂ­a of Christopher Columbus. It is sailing beneath a sun in the chief. The national motto "FORWARD, UPWARD, ONWARD TOGETHER" is found in a ribbon at the bottom.

Around above, the denomination and date: FIVE DOLLARS 1973.

The mint mark of the Franklin Mint (monogram letter F on letter M) is in the right field under the flamingo.

Reverse Inscription FIVE DOLLARS 1973
EdgeEdge Inscription
Five Dollars 1973: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage Issued: 35,000 (included in total)
Five Dollars 1973: References to Information Used
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Five Dollars 1973: Details
CountryBahamas
CurrencyBahamian Dollar
Coin TypeFive Dollars (Silver)
Issued1973
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Circulation Mintage32,000
Total Mintage57,000
CurrentNo
Material0.925 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)45
Thickness (mm)3
Mass (g)42.1200
OCC IDKLBR-PERR-CARM-EMNY
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Five Dollars 1973: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBahamas KM# 33