1/10 Balboa

1/10 Balboa -  obverse1/10 Balboa -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Panama
Period Republic (1903-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1966-1993
Value 1/10 of Balboa
0.1 PAB = USD 0.10
Currency Balboa (1904-date)
Composition Copper-nickel clad copper
Weight 2.27 g
Diameter 17.9 mm
Thickness 1.35 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 1036
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 10,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 10a
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Coat of arms of Panama with 9 stars, legend above and wreath and date below.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
REPVBLICA DE PANAMA
*********
PRO MUNDI BENEFICIO
1980

Translation:
Republic of Panama
*********
For the benefit of the World
1980

Reverse

Armoured bust of Vasco Nunez de Balboa facing left with wreath below and denomination above. The bust touches the rim.

Script: Latin

Lettering: VN · DECIMO · DE · BALBOA

Translation: One-tenth of a Balboa

Edge

Reeded

1/10 Balboa -  obverse

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Mints

Royal Canadian Mint, Winnipeg, Canada
Royal Mint, London, United Kingdom
United States Mint, Denver, United States (1906-date)
United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)
United States Mint, San Francisco, United States (1854-date)

Comments

Balboa was a Spaniard, first European who crossed the Isthmus, reached the Pacific by land and discovered the Perlas Archipelago (1513). The 9 stars represent the 9 provinces of the country at that time (there are now 10).
Variants: Type I thick flan with diamonds on both sides of the "DE" of value,  was minted in London; Type II, thin flan, elongated diamonds,  was minted in San Francisco. There is a third type with thick flan and lines around the "DE":


A 1975 proof issue has been reported, but not confirmed.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1966  13 000 1.3% Type I - Proof
1966  6 955 000 $ 0.24 $ 0.71 $ 1.16 $ 1.30 $ 2.93 29% Type I (diamonds)
1966  0.5% Type II - Proof
1966  1 000 000 $ 0.92 7% Type II (elongated diamonds)
1966  1.9% Type III (hyphens)
1967  20 000 1.1% San Francisco Mint; Proof
1968  5 000 000 $ 0.26 $ 0.23 $ 0.52 $ 0.79 $ 1.16 $ 1.97 22% Denver Mint
1968  23 000 $ 5.02 1.6% San Francisco Mint; Proof
1969  14 000 $ 3.82 0.9% San Francisco Mint; Proof
1970  9 528 0.9% Proof
1970  7 500 000 $ 0.20 $ 0.92 $ 0.34 $ 0.47 $ 0.58 24% San Francisco Mint
1971  11 000 $ 4.66 0.9% Proof
1972  13 000 $ 6.67 1.1% San Francisco Mint; Proof
1973  10 000 000 $ 0.16 $ 0.51 $ 0.52 26% San Francisco Mint
1973  17 000 1.1% San Francisco Mint; Proof
1974  18 000 $ 9.58 1.2% San Francisco Mint; Proof
1975  500 000 $ 0.95 3% Denver Mint
1980  5 000 000 $ 0.28 $ 0.54 12% Philadelphia Mint
1982  7 740 000 $ 0.50 $ 0.79 16% Philadelphia Mint
1983  7 750 000 $ 0.15 $ 0.19 $ 0.58 $ 0.94 $ 0.95 20% Royal Canadian Mint
1986  1 000 000 3% Royal Canadian Mint
1993  7 000 000 $ 0.49 $ 0.81 12%
1993  0.8% Proof, not authorized

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