Two Dollars 1979 (Silver proof), Coin from Bahamas - detailed information

Two Dollars 1979 (Silver proof), Coin from Bahamas
CoinTwo Dollars 1979 (Silver proof)

MintFranklin Mint Mint MarkLetters FM Total Mintage2,353
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 1979.

Obverse Inscription COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 1979
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 1979 in two varieties:

- silver proof (2,053).

- cupronickel special quality (mintage 300). 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 1979 and the cupronickel pieces as varieties.

Two Dollars 1979 (Silver proof): Known varieties
Variety Cupronickel special quality
Mintage Issued: 300 (included in total)
Details

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

Two Dollars 1979 (Silver proof): References to Information Used
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Two Dollars 1979 (Silver proof): Details
CountryBahamas
CurrencyBahamian Dollar
Coin TypeTwo Dollars (Pelicans)
Issued1979
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Mintage2,353
CurrentYes
Material0.925 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)40
Mass (g)29.8000
OCC IDNRWK-ZOJN-CKLD-OXGL
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Two Dollars 1979 (Silver proof): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBahamas KM# 66a (Silver) and KM# 66 (CuproNickel)