Bahamas 1971-FM 5 cents
This specimen is one of a type struck at the Franklin Mint for the Bahamas 1971-73. In 1974 the bust of the queen was dropped in favor of the arms of the Bahamas. The Franklin Mint produced this denomination 1971-85. The pineapple reverse makes this coin a popular souvenir for sunburned tourists.
Recorded mintage: 13,000 plus 31,000 proofs.
Specification: 3.9 g, copper-nickel, 21 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 17.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.