Bahamas 1974 200 dollars
This specimen was lot 2338 in Goldberg sale 98 (Los Angeles, June 2017), where it sold for $411. The catalog description noted, "Bahamas. 200 Dollars, 1974. Elizabeth II. Reverse: National arms. Choice Brilliant Uncirculated." This type was struck 1973-77. In 1974, numerous varieties were manufactured to create artificial rarities.
Recorded mintage: 5,528 + 3,587 proofs (all varieties).
Specification: 10.92 g, .917 fine gold, .312 troy oz AGW, 28 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 54 (w/o fineness or serial no.) + KM 56 (w/o serial number, w/fineness) + KM 57 (w/fineness and serial no.) + KM-58 (w/serial no., w/o fineness, shown here).
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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.