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¼ Balboa

¼ Balboa -  obverse¼ Balboa -  reverse

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Features

Country Panama
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1966-1993
Value 1/4 Balboa
0.25 PAB = 0.25 USD
Currency Balboa (1904-date)
Composition Copper-nickel clad copper
Weight 5.67 g
Diameter 24.26 mm
Thickness 1.69 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 11.2a,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 11a
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

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

Lettering:
REPVBLICA-DE-PANAMA
PRO MUNDI BENEFICIO
1975

Reverse

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

Lettering: VN.CVARTO.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).
NOTE: varieties exist

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1966  7,400,000 0.72 0.72 0.86 1.20
1966  13,000 7.41 Proof
1967  20,000 Proof
1968  1,200,000 0.85
1968  23,000 Proof
1969  14,000 Proof
1970  2,000,000 0.71
1970  9,528 Proof
1971  11,000 Proof
1972  13,000 Proof
1973  800,000 0.87
1973  17,000 Proof
1974  18,000 Proof
1975  1,500,000 0.75
1979  2,000,000 0.40
1980  2,000,000 0.66 1.65
1982  3,000,000 0.30 0.72
1983  6,000,000 0.28 0.63 0.87 Royal Canadian Mint
1986  3,000,000 Royal Canadian Mint
1993  4,000,000 0.71
1993  Proof, not authorized

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