Bahamas 1971-FM cent
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. In 1985 the composition was changed to copper plated zinc (KM 59a), which design was used until 2004. The starfish reverse makes this coin a popular souvenir for sunburned tourists.
Recorded mintage: 1,007,000 plus 31,000 proofs.
Specification: brass, 19.05 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 16.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.