Bahamas 1983 2500 dollars
This specimen was lot 4728 in Goldberg sale 72 (Los Angeles, February 2013), where it sold for $20,700. The catalog description noted, "Bahamas. 2500 Dollars, 1983. Elizabeth II. Reverse: National arms. On 10th Anniversary of Independence. Mintage only 55 pieces. NGC graded Proof 65 Ultra Cameo." This enormous object is a medallion masquerading as a coin. At $1680/oz, its melt value is $20,160.
Recorded mintage: 55.
Specification: 407.26 g, .917 fine gold, 12.00 troy oz AGW, 72 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: Fr-33; KM-101.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- 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.
- Ira and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 72: The Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles, CA: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.