Bahamas 1966 25 cents
This specimen is one of a type struck at the Royal mint for the Bahamas 1966-70. Subsequent twenty-five cents (KM 20) had a revised obverse legend and in 1974 the bust of the queen was dropped in favor of the arms of the Bahamas. The Franklin Mint produced this denomination 1970-85 and the weight was reduced in 1991. The sailboat reverse makes this coin a popular souvenir for sunburned tourists.
Recorded mintage: 3,685,000.
Specification: 6.90 g, copper-nickel, 24.26 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 6.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.