Bahamas resource

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by BronzeAge, Apr 10, 2021.

  1. BronzeAge

    BronzeAge Member

    Does anyone know of a resource for Bahaman coins describing metal content? This coin feels like zinc, but maybe it's silver or nickel (crossing fingers).

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  3. TheGame

    TheGame Well-Known Member

    It is copper-nickel. Like all world coins, I'd recommend numista as a quick reference.
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  4. BronzeAge

    BronzeAge Member

  5. Lueds

    Lueds Well-Known Member

  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    Beat me to it. Numista is a great database.

    Anytime you've got a World coin you want more information on, you can do a Google search with the country, denomination, and date, followed by "numista", as your keywords.

    So for example, with this one, you'd search "bahamas 25 cents 1991 numista", and you'll usually find the type you want within the top three, if not the very top, search results. Works for most modern World coin types, and even some medals and tokens, too, since Numista has such a vast database.

    Just a handy tip to remember. You won't always get a hit with the more esoteric or very old stuff, but most of the time, there is a Numista page out there for the coin you're researching.
  7. BronzeAge

    BronzeAge Member

    Excellent, thanks!
  8. Lueds

    Lueds Well-Known Member

    It is indeed!

    The real challenge is when you do find something esoteric or really old. I love a challenge..
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  9. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    That is where the search function on Numista comes into it's own. But you are right, it can be a challenge and a lot of scrolling
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