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Coin: Two Dollars 1977 (Silver proof)

CountryBahamas CurrencyBahamian Dollar
Face value2 (x Dollar) TypeTwo Dollars (Pelicans)
Year1977 CurrentYes
Mintage16,246 (16246)
NameMint markMintage
Franklin Mint Letters FM 16,246 (16246)
Material0.925 Silver Designer
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II Effigy
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)40 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)29.8000

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

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 inscriptionTWO DOLLARS
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone

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
Cupronickel special quality 946 (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
Cupronickel matte 300 (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
Two Dollars 1977 (Silver proof): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBahamas KM# 66a (Silver) and KM# 66 (CuproNickel)
Two Dollars 1977 (Silver proof): References to Information Used
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
American Bullion Inc. - Free Gold Guide
American Bullion Inc. - Free Gold Guide
List of all (16) coins of type: Bahamas / Two Dollars
Two Dollars 1966 Two Dollars 1969 Two Dollars 1970 Two Dollars 1971 Two Dollars 1972 Two Dollars 1973
Two Dollars 1974 (Silver proof) Two Dollars 1975 (Silver proof) Two Dollars 1976 (Silver proof) Two Dollars 1977 (Silver proof) Two Dollars 1978 (Silver proof) Two Dollars 1979 (Silver proof)
Two Dollars 1980 (Silver proof) Two Dollars 1981 (Cupronickel proof) Two Dollars 1989 (Silver proof) Two Dollars 1991 (Silver proof)