Two Dollars 1972, Coin from Bahamas - detailed information

Two Dollars 1972, Coin from Bahamas
CoinTwo Dollars 1972

MintFranklin Mint Mint MarkLetters FM Total Mintage124,000
Obverse
Bahamas / Two Dollars 1972 - obverse photo

Crowned and draped young bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Second Portrait", by Arnold Machin).

The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Rank-Broadley and the Gottwald portraits.

Around, the monarch's legend: COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMA ISLANDS ELIZABETH II.

Obverse Inscription COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMA ISLANDS ELIZABETH II
Reverse
Bahamas / Two Dollars 1972 - reverse photo

Two flamingos (national bird of the Bahamas) facing each other, sunrise or sunset in the sea in the background, wreath of flowers surrounding the bottom half. The mint mark of the Franklin Mint (monogram letter F on letter M) is in the lower right.

Around above, denomination TWO DOLLARS and date 1972.

Reverse Inscription TWO DOLLARS 1972
EdgeEdge InscriptionNone
Two Dollars 1972: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage Issued: 59,000 (included in total)
Two Dollars 1972: References to Information Used
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Two Dollars 1972: Details
CountryBahamas
CurrencyBahamian Dollar
Coin TypeTwo Dollars (Pelicans)
Issued1972
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Mintage124,000
CurrentYes
Material0.925 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)40
Mass (g)29.8000
OCC IDRDKL-MOMK-CWVX-ONZB
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Two Dollars 1972: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBahamas KM# 23