Five Dollars 1974 (Silver proof), Coin from Bahamas - detailed information

Five Dollars 1974 (Silver proof), Coin from Bahamas
CoinFive Dollars 1974 (Silver proof)

MintFranklin Mint Mint MarkLetters FM Total Mintage126,000
Obverse
Bahamas / Five Dollars 1974 (Silver proof) - obverse photo

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, COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS.

Below the coat of arms, the date 1974.

Obverse Inscription COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 1974
Reverse
Bahamas / Five Dollars 1974 (Silver proof) - reverse photo

The flag of the Bahamas, consisting of a triangle situated at the hoist with three horizontal bands. Around above, the denomination FIVE DOLLARS.

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

Reverse Inscription FIVE DOLLARS
EdgeEdge Inscription
Notes

Five dollar coins were issued for the Bahamas in 1974 in two varieties:

- silver proof (mintage 94,000)

- cupronickel regular quality (mintage 32,000)

Given that a) the proof coins have a higher mintage, and b) they continue the tradition of the earlier series, they are listed as the "regular" coin for 1974 and the cupronickel pieces as a variety.

Five Dollars 1974 (Silver proof): Known varieties
Variety Cupronickel
Mintage Issued: 32,000 (included in total)
Five Dollars 1974 (Silver proof): References to Information Used
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Five Dollars 1974 (Silver proof): Details
CountryBahamas
CurrencyBahamian Dollar
Coin TypeFive Dollars (Silver)
Issued1974
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Circulation Mintage94,000
Total Mintage126,000
CurrentNo
Material0.925 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)45
Thickness (mm)3
Mass (g)42.1200
OCC IDXYRV-POVR-CJWB-ODQG
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Five Dollars 1974 (Silver proof): Photos
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Coin, Bahamas, Elizabeth II, 5 Dollars, 1974
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Coin, Bahamas, Elizabeth II, 5 Dollars, 1974
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Five Dollars 1974 (Silver proof): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBahamas KM# 67a (Silver) and KM# 67 (CuproNickel)