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Bahamas, 1972 proof set of 9 coins

Brass 1c, Cu-Ni 5c, 10c, 15c, Ni 25c, 0.800 silver 50c and 1 dollar, 0.925 silver 2 and 5 dollars. KM 16-24, 1972.  COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMA ISLANDS · ELIZABETH II ·  Obverse portrait by Arnold Machin. Reverses depict a starfish, a pineapple, two bone fish, a hibiscus flower, a sailing boat, a blue marlin, a conch shell, two flamingos, and the Bahamas coat of arms.
In Franklin Mint card sleeve and case of issue, with certificate.  The pliofilm pack has been opened and the two largest coins taken out. There is a trace of a fingermark on the 2 dollars, otherwise brilliant and as struck or nearly so. The red plush of the case has adhered to the outside of the pliofim pack in places.

From 1825 until 1965 the Bahama Islands used British coins and the British currency system. In 1966 the system was changed to dollars and cents, influenced by the proximity of the USA and the large number of tourists.

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