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1/10 Balboa

1/10 Balboa -  obverse 1/10 Balboa -  reverse

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Features

Country Panama
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1966-1993
Value 1/10 of Balboa
0.1 PAB = 0.10 USD
Currency Balboa (1904-date)
Composition Copper-nickel clad copper
Weight 2.27 g
Diameter 17.9 mm
Thickness 1.35 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 10,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 10a
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

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

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

Reverse

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

Lettering: VN · DECIMO · DE · BALBOA

Edge

Reeded

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 the USA. There is a third type with thick flan and lines around the "DE":

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1966  13,000 Type I - Proof
1966  6,955,000 0.38 0.96 0.99 Type I (diamonds)
1966  Type II - Proof
1966  1,000,000 0.91 Type II (elongated diamonds)
1966  Type III (hyphens)
1967  20,000 Proof
1968  5,000,000 0.48 0.56 1.53
1968  23,000 Proof
1969  14,000 Proof
1970  7,500,000 0.45 0.57
1970  9,528 Proof
1971  11,000 Proof
1972  13,000 Proof
1973  10,000,000 0.47 0.61
1973  17,000 Proof
1974  18,000 Proof
1975  500,000
1980  5,000,000 0.42
1982  7,740,000 0.49
1983  7,750,000 0.50 0.67 Royal Canadian Mint
1986  1,000,000 Royal Canadian Mint
1993  7,000,000 0.28
1993  Proof, not authorized

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