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¼ Balboa

¼ Balboa -  obverse ¼ Balboa -  reverse

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Features

Country Panama
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1996-2018
Value 1/4 Balboa
0.25 PAB = 0.25 USD
Composition Copper-nickel clad copper
Weight 5.67 g
Diameter 24.26 mm
Thickness 1.75 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 128, Schön# 110
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Armoured bust with helmet of Vasco Núñez de Balboa facing left surrounded by value in letters and wreath. The bust touches the rim below.

Lettering: UN·CUARTO·DE·BALBOA

Reverse

Coat of arms with 9 stars above. Name of the country above, date below.

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE PANAMA
2017

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).
There are differences in the distance of the legend to the rim and character size on obverse:

Images Cobra

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1996  7,200,000 0.34 KM # 128.1 VN CVARTO Royal Canadian Mint.
2001  12,000,000 0.52 0.66 KM # 128.1 VN CVARTO Royal Canadian Mint.
2006  KM # 128.1 VN CVARTO
2008  0.78 1.04 0.56 KM # 128.2 UN CUARTO
2017  2.25 KM # 128.2 UN CUARTO 10 Stars
2018  KM # 128.2 UN CUARTO 10 Stars

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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