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Coin: One Dollar 1974

The Bahamas gained independence from Great Britain on 10 July 1973. On this issue the head of Queen Elizabeth II, which had been employed up to that date, was replaced by the Coat of Arms of the islands (even though she was still the Queen of the newly independent state).

CountryBahamas CurrencyBahamian Dollar
Face value1 (x Dollar) TypeOne Dollar (CuproNickel, regular)
Year1974 CurrentYes
Mintage12,000 (12000)
NameMint markMintage
Franklin Mint Letters FM 12,000 (12000)
MaterialCuproNickel Designer
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II Effigy
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)34 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)

At centre, Coat of Arms of The Bahamas: a shield, depicting the Santa Maria ship of Christopher Columbus below a rising sun, supported by a marlin and a flamingo; the shield in surmounted by a helmet with a conch shell and leaves; below on ribbon, FORWARD UPWARD ONWARD TOGETHER; around, COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS; below, the date 1974.

Obverse inscription COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 1974

At centre above wreath of sea-weed, a conch shell and a small fish; above, between an inner beaded half-circle and beaded outer full circle, the denomination ONE DOLLAR. The mint mark is under the wreath of sea-weed.

Reverse inscriptionONE DOLLAR
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
One Dollar 1974: Known varieties
Silver proof 94,000
One Dollar 1974: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBahamas KM# 65, KM# 65a (Silver proof)
One Dollar 1974: References to Information Used
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mint
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Silver proof
One Dollar 1974: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Coin - 1 Dollar, Bahamas, 1974
American Bullion Inc. - Start a Gold IRA
American Bullion Inc. - Start a Gold IRA
List of all (24) coins of type: Bahamas / One Dollar
One Dollar 1966 One Dollar 1969 One Dollar 1970 One Dollar 1971 One Dollar 1972 One Dollar 1973
One Dollar 1974 One Dollar 1975 One Dollar 1976 One Dollar 1977 One Dollar 1978 (Prooflike and proof only) One Dollar 1979 (Proof only)
One Dollar 1980 (Proof only) One Dollar 1981 (Proof only) One Dollar 1982 (Proof only) One Dollar 1983 (Proof only) One Dollar 1984 (Proof only) One Dollar 1985 (Proof only)
One Dollar 1989 One Dollar 1991 One Dollar 1992 One Dollar 1994 (Golf) One Dollar 1996 One Dollar 1998 (Proof only)