Bahamas Half Dollar

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  1. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I don't collect foreign coins but I couldn't resist this one. It's a 1971 Bahamas Swordfish Half Dollar that's 1/2 ounce of silver. A stunning obverse and the Queen herself on the reverse.
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  3. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I don't collect foreign coins but I couldn't resist this one. It's a 1971 Bahamas Swordfish Half Dollar that's 1/2 ounce of silver. A stunning obverse and the Queen herself on the reverse.
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  4. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    A stunning obverse with Queen Elizabeth in her younger days on the reverse, which also has a few toning spots. A 1971 Bahamas Half Dollar wit a Swordfish and 1/2 oz of silver.
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  5. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    Wow , nice design . Are you "sword" of happy ??
     
  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Yes it is. Why can't the US Mint design coins like this? Answer, no imagination.
     
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  7. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

  8. hogwash

    hogwash New Member

    I have several Bahamas coins, minted by the Franklin Mint in the '70's and 80's, and they are spectacular. Why coin collectors in the USA shun these Franklin mint issues puzzles me. Most dealers and collectors will not even pay melt.
     
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  9. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    Funny, I was in the Bahamas on Spring Break in 1971. Ah, those were the days. Nice coin!
     
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  10. Certainly a brilliant coin, but almost all of the former Commonwealth coins are very nice, especially the Canadian coins.
     
  11. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis College Dorm Collector

    I have a bahamas proof set somewhere. They are nicely designed coins.
     
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  12. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis College Dorm Collector

    Agreed. Canada has fantastic coins!
     
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  13. The Eidolon

    The Eidolon Well-Known Member

    I wonder if the Franklin Mint gave themselves a bad name with collectors with all of their old magazine ads. They were in the business of manufacturing collectibles in a way that felt like they were trying to take advantage of the old, the naive, or the unwary. I didn't realize until much later that they actually can make beautiful coins too.
     
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  14. AuldFartte

    AuldFartte Member

    Agreed. Canadian coins are typically beautiful.
     
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  16. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    ...the obverse is QE II...but that is one righteous Blue Marlin on the reverse, great coin...KM #21...Spark
     
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  17. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    @Collecting Nut ...I’m not trying to split hairs, but I liked the coin a lot and looked it up...Spark
     
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  18. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    No problem. My knee aches so much I sometimes wonder what I say or do. My surgery date can't get here fast enough.
     
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  19. 7Jags

    7Jags Well-Known Member

    Good luck on that surgery!

    A beautiful coin, vibrant but simple that is rather stirring!!

    I do truly love Franklin Mint coins of the 70s and 80s, particular rare uncirculated specimens although confess to a complete collection of ALL their Caribbean 1960s through 80s proof coins..
     
  20. Maxfli

    Maxfli Well-Known Member

    Hmmm...sounds a lot like the US Mint.
     
  21. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Supporter! Supporter

    I would agree except they make too many different designs and the common obverse is boring. Not saying the obverse on our (US) coins are any better. :)
     
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