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

Two Dollars 1974 (Silver proof), Coin from Bahamas
CoinTwo Dollars 1974 (Silver proof)

MintFranklin Mint Mint MarkLetters FM Total Mintage166,000
Obverse
Bahamas / Two Dollars 1974 (Silver proof) - obverse photo

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
Reverse
Bahamas / Two Dollars 1974 (Silver proof) - 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.

Reverse Inscription TWO DOLLARS
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

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

- silver proof (mintage 129,000)

- cupronickel regular quality (mintage 37,000)

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.

Two Dollars 1974 (Silver proof): Known varieties
Variety Cupronickel
Mintage Issued: 37,000 (included in total)
Two Dollars 1974 (Silver proof): References to Information Used
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Two Dollars 1974 (Silver proof): Details
CountryBahamas
CurrencyBahamian Dollar
Coin TypeTwo Dollars (Pelicans)
Issued1974
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Mintage166,000
CurrentYes
Material0.925 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)40
Mass (g)29.8000
OCC IDXYRV-PEVR-CJNB-EDQG
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Two Dollars 1974 (Silver proof): Photos
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Coin, Bahamas, Elizabeth II, 2 Dollars, 1974
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Coin, Bahamas, Elizabeth II, 2 Dollars, 1974
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Two Dollars 1974 (Silver proof): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBahamas KM# 66a (Silver) and KM# 66 (CuproNickel)