Two Dollars 1977 (Silver proof), Coin from Bahamas - detailed information

Two Dollars 1977 (Silver proof), Coin from Bahamas
CoinTwo Dollars 1977 (Silver proof)

MintFranklin Mint Mint MarkLetters FM Total Mintage16,246
Obverse

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 1977.

Obverse Inscription COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 1977
Reverse

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 1977 in three varieties:

- silver proof (15,000).

- cupronickel special quality (mintage 946). These are polished or proof-like in appearance, without any frosted features.

- cupronickel matte coins (mintage 300). These are a normal circulation strike or a dull finish produced by sandblasting special uncirculated (polish finish) or proof quality dies.

Given that a) the silver proof coins have a higher mintage, and b) they continue the tradition of the earlier series, they are listed as the "regular" coin for 1977 and the cupronickel pieces as varieties.

Two Dollars 1977 (Silver proof): Known varieties
Variety Cupronickel special quality
Mintage Issued: 946 (included in total)
Details

These are polished or proof-like in appearance, without any frosted features.

Variety Cupronickel matte
Mintage Issued: 300 (included in total)
Details

These are a normal circulation strike or a dull finish produced by sandblasting special uncirculated (polish finish) or proof quality dies.

Two Dollars 1977 (Silver proof): References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mint
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties CuproNickel special and matte
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Two Dollars 1977 (Silver proof): Details
CountryBahamas
CurrencyBahamian Dollar
Coin TypeTwo Dollars (Pelicans)
Issued1977
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Mintage16,246
CurrentYes
Material0.925 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)40
Mass (g)29.8000
OCC IDXGAV-POXA-CXAD-EMDY
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Two Dollars 1977 (Silver proof): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBahamas KM# 66a (Silver) and KM# 66 (CuproNickel)