Two Dollars 1978 (Silver proof), Coin from Bahamas - detailed information

Two Dollars 1978 (Silver proof), Coin from Bahamas
CoinTwo Dollars 1978 (Silver proof)

MintFranklin Mint Mint MarkLetters FM Mintage12,067
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 1978.

Obverse Inscription COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 1978
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 1978 in two varieties:

- silver proof (11,000).

- cupronickel special quality (mintage 1,067). These are polished or proof-like in appearance, without any frosted features.

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 1978 and the cupronickel pieces as varieties.

Two Dollars 1978 (Silver proof): Known varieties
Variety Cupronickel special quality
Mintage 1,067 (included in total)
Details

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

Two Dollars 1978 (Silver proof): References to Information Used
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Two Dollars 1978 (Silver proof): Details
CountryBahamas
CurrencyBahamian Dollar
Coin TypeTwo Dollars (Pelicans)
Issued1978
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Mintage12,067
CurrentYes
Material0.925 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)40
Mass (g)29.8000
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Two Dollars 1978 (Silver proof): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBahamas KM# 66a (Silver) and KM# 66 (CuproNickel)