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1973 Bahamas Gold Coin Mint Sets
In 1973, the Bahamas issued its first gold coins in mint and proof sets for the adoption of its new constitution. We buy and sell these at competitive prices.

Other Bahamas Gold Coins
For other gold coins of the Bahamas, please see our main Bahamas page.

Technical Specifications
DenominationDiameterWeightFinenessGold Content
Set of 4 26.16.5850.4919
AGW = Actual gold content weight in troy ounces.

1973$100Coat of Arms, Serial Number at Left, Date at Right, Fineness .585 Below, KM 50.3
1973$50Lobster, KM 46
1973$20Four Flamingos, KM 44
1973$10Tobacco Dove, KM 41

Prices & Availability
Please telephone before ordering for current prices and availability.
DateDenominationDescriptionGradeMintageAvailabilityPrice £Price $
19734 Coin Mint SetAdoption of New ConstitutionUncirculated in Box1,200Sold£675$1,095
1973$50Adoption of New ConstitutionUncirculated1,200Sold£195$315

Other Notes
We believe that gold coins should be at least .900 fine gold (90%). Many of the Bahamas coins are of various lower finenesses, even within the same year. They are also made in numerous different diameters and weights. This is quite confusing for collectors, dealers and catalogues alike. Much of this boils down to marketing of new coins, if they can be made smaller, lighter, and with less gold, the costs can be held down, more coins sold, and bigger profits made. We disagree with this cynical policy of debasing the coins and denomination, but there is little we can do about it, we simply make a market in second-hand, and sometimes new coins. We have tried to give a simple but clear guide.
Conversely, some of the lower carat gold coins can and do make an impressive addition to a collection at modest prices in relation to their size.
The 1973 Bahamas gold coins in this set come into this category. Interestingly, the certificate which comes with this issue states its weight as 278 grains, a near obsolete and confusing measure, probably used because it makes the coin sound bigger and more impressive, possibly chosen in the hope that buyers will mistake this for grams. A grain is 1/20 of a gram, therefore this coin should weigh 13.9000 grams if the certificate is correct, but it is incorrect as the coin actually weighs more at 15.6448; we said that some of these specifications were confusing, it seems they manage to confuse their authors!

Postage & Packing
UK Registered Post (Special Delivery) £9 per order
EU Insured Post £10 per order
USA Airmail $10 per order
USA Insured Shipping by Fedex $40 per order

Bahamian Silver and Base Metal Coins
For silver and base metal coins of Bahamas, please look at our original Chard Coins website.

Coins Wanted
We make an active market in almost all world coins, gold or otherwise, including Bahamian gold coins. If you have any of these coins to sell, please contact us, or post them to us for appraisal and offer.

Tobacco Dove on Reverse of 1973 Bahamian $10
Tobacco Dove on Reverse of 1973 Bahamian $10



Obverse of 1973 Bahamian $10
Obverse of 1973 Bahamas $10

Four Flamingos on Reverse of 1973 Bahamian $20
Four Flamingos on Reverse of 1973 Bahamian $20


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