Bahamas 1974 150 dollars
This specimen was lot 2339 in Goldberg sale 98 (Los Angeles, June 2017), where it sold for $317. The catalog description noted, "Bahamas. 50 Dollars, 1974. Spiny Lobster. Choice Brilliant Proof." This type was struck 1973-77. In 1974, numerous varieties were manufactured to create artificial rarities.
Recorded mintage: 7,128 + 4,787 proofs (all varieties).
Specification: 8.19 g, .917 fine gold.
Catalog reference: KM 51 (w/o fineness or serial no.) + KM 52 (w/o serial number, w/fineness, shown here) + KM 53 (w/fineness and serial no.).
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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 98: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2017.