Bahamas 1967 50 dollars
This specimen is one of a type struck at the Royal mint for the Bahamas in 1967. It and the accompanying ten, twenty and hundred dollars honored the new constitution granted the islands. This specimen was part of lot 455 in Stack's Bowers ANA auction (Chicago, August 2014), which sold for $2,937.50. The catalog description noted, "BAHAMAS. Four Piece Mint Set, 1967. 4 pieces in set. Includes: 10 to 100 Dollars. In original case of issue and in mint plastic some of which is open. From a mintage of 1,200 sets." The reverse featuring Colombus's ship, the Santa Maria, would be reused in 1971.
Recorded mintage: 1,200 plus 850 proofs.
Specification: 19.97 g, .917 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Fr-3, KM 13, (KM-MS3 for the set).
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Ponterio, Richard, The August 2014 Chicago ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the David O'Harrow Collection, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.