Bahamas 1973 50 dollars KM-48
This specimen was lot 1673 in Goldberg sale 112 (Los Angeles, September 2019), where it sold for $372. The catalog description noted, "Bahamas. 50 Dollars, 1973. Independence. Reverse: Two flamingos. Brilliant Proof." Numerous varieties (with and without fineness, with and without serial number) were manufactured to create artificial rarities.
Recorded mintage: 23,000 + 18,000 proofs.
Specification: 15.64 g, .500 fine gold, 29.2 mm diameter, 0.2515 ounce AGW.
Catalog reference: KM-48.
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- Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 112: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2019.