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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,
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 11a
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Kahnt, Helmut & Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Schön, Gerhard & Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

The arms of Panama with nine stars above representing the nine provinces at the time (there are now ten) with the country name below and the date in between the wreath at the bottom

Lettering:
REPVBLICA-DE-PANAMA
PRO MUNDI BENEFICIO
1975

Translation:
Republic of Panama
For the Benefit of the World
1975

Reverse

An armored bust with a helmet of Vasco Núñez de Balboa facing left and touching the rim surrounded by value in letters and wreath

Lettering: VN.CVARTO.DE.BALBOA

Translation: A Quarter of a 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).
Varieties exist.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1966  7,400,000 0.24 0.77 0.77 0.96 1.56 2.57 51%
1966  13,000 8.34 1.9% Proof
1967  20,000 9.60 1.0% Proof
1968  1,200,000 0.24 0.50 1.44 10%
1968  23,000 8.67 1.2% Proof
1969  14,000 0.7% Proof
1970  2,000,000 0.71 1.18 16%
1970  9,528 9.49 0.8% Proof
1971  11,000 8.57 0.7% Proof
1972  13,000 4.52 0.8% Proof
1973  800,000 1.04 7%
1973  17,000 8.68 1.2% Proof
1974  18,000 1.0% Proof
1975  1,500,000 0.80 9%
1979  2,000,000 0.75 1.18 12%
1980  2,000,000 0.75 1.62 11%
1982  3,000,000 0.29 0.75 0.48 13%
1983  6,000,000 0.29 0.73 1.04 1.18 19% Royal Canadian Mint
1986  3,000,000 4% Royal Canadian Mint
1993  4,000,000 1.23 14%
1993  0.8% Proof, not authorized

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