Five Dollars 1980 (Silver proof), Coin from Bahamas - detailed information

Five Dollars 1980 (Silver proof), Coin from Bahamas
CoinFive Dollars 1980 (Silver proof)

Silver proof coins only this year.

MintFranklin Mint Mint MarkLetters FM Total Mintage2,084

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.


Below the coat of arms, the date 1980.

Obverse Inscription COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 1980

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
Five Dollars 1980 (Silver proof): References to Information Used
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Five Dollars 1980 (Silver proof): Details
CurrencyBahamian Dollar
Coin TypeFive Dollars (Silver)
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage2,084
Material0.925 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
Size45.0000 mm
Thickness3.0000 mm
Mass42.1200 g
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Five Dollars 1980 (Silver proof): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBahamas KM# 67a