50 Centésimos

Features

Issuer Panama
Period Republic (1903-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1904-1905
Value 50 Centésimos (0.50 PAB)
Currency Balboa (1904-date)
Composition Silver (.900) (Copper .100)
Weight 25 g
Diameter 37 mm
Thickness 2.7 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 14339
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References KM# 5
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

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

Script: Latin

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE PANAMA
DIOS LEY LIBERTAD
BALBOA
1904

Translation:
Republic of Panama
God Law Freedom

Reverse

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

Script: Latin

Lettering:
CINCUENTA CENTESIMOS DE BALBOA
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆
PRO MUNDI BENEFICIO
G.25. LEY 0.900

Translation:
Fifty Centesimos of a Balboa
For the benefit of the World
25 grams. 0.900 fine.

Edge

Reeded

Mint

United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)

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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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1904  1 800 000 $ 41 $ 54 $ 63 $ 94 75%
1905  1 000 000 $ 42 $ 66 $ 88 $ 129 34% most of them are melted down

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