¼ Balboa

¼ Balboa -  obverse¼ Balboa -  reverse

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Features

Country Panama
Period Republic (1903-date)
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 ↑↓
Number N# 3034
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 11.2a,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 11a
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

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

Mint

United States Mint, San Francisco, United States (1854-date)

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  13 000 10.24 2% Proof
1966  7 400 000 0.24 0.73 0.79 1.03 1.61 2.58 51% San Francisco Mint
1967  20 000 2.21 1.1% Proof
1968  1 200 000 0.24 0.50 1.48 11%
1968  23 000 8.94 1.3% Proof
1969  14 000 6.58 0.7% Proof
1970  2 000 000 0.26 0.73 1.12 17%
1970  9 528 9.79 0.8% Proof
1971  11 000 8.84 0.8% Proof
1972  13 000 4.66 0.9% Proof
1973  800 000 0.29 1.07 7%
1973  17 000 8.95 1.2% Proof
1974  18 000 3.41 1.2% Proof
1975  1 500 000 0.85 10%
1979  2 000 000 0.61 12%
1980  2 000 000 0.73 1.56 11%
1982  3 000 000 0.24 0.78 0.50 13%
1983  6 000 000 0.30 0.68 1.09 1.22 2.49 19% Royal Canadian Mint
1986  3 000 000 0.79 4% Royal Canadian Mint
1993  4 000 000 0.35 1.22 14%
1993  0.9% Proof, not authorized

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