Bahamas 1974 2500 dollars
This specimen was lot 23130 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $18,212.50. The catalog description noted, "Elizabeth II gold $2,500 1974, National arms / Two flamingos, with date below, Proof 69 Ultra Cameo NGC (jumbo holder). Near-flawless surfaces, with a hint of orange-golden peripheral toning. The first year of issue and a mintage of 204 pieces." This enormous object is a medallion masquerading as a coin. At $1460/oz, its melt value is $17,520.
Recorded mintage: 204.
Specification: 407.26 g, .917 fine gold, 12.00 troy oz AGW, 72 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-75.
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- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.