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5 Centésimos

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Features

Country Panama
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1904-1916
Value 5 Centésimos (0.05 PAB)
Currency Balboa (1904-date)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 18 mm
Thickness 1.1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 2
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Bust of Vasco Núñez de Balboa facing left surrounded by legend.

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE PANAMA
DIOS LEY LIBERTAD
BALBOA
1904

Translation: God Law Freedom

Reverse

Coat of Arms with 7 stars above. Value in letters and silver content around.

Lettering:
CINCO CENTESIMOS DE BALBOA
*******
G.2.500 LEY 0.900

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 7 stars represent the 7 provinces of the country at that time (there are now 10).

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1904  1,500,000 5.01 9.86 13.58
1904  12 Proof
1916  100,000

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