1/10 Balboa

1/10 Balboa -  obverse1/10 Balboa -  reverse

© Ulmo

Features

Issuer Panama
Period Republic (1903-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1930-1962
Value 1/10 Balboa (0.1 PAB)
Currency Balboa (1904-date)
Composition Silver (.900) (.100 Copper)
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 17.91 mm
Thickness 1.22 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 5258
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 10.1,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
KM# 10.2
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

The arms of Panama with 9 stars above, representing the 9 provinces of the country (there are now ten) along with the name of the country above, silver content on both sides, date below

Script: Latin

Lettering:
REPUBLICA.DE.PANAMA
PRO MUNDI BENEFICIO
LEY GR.
0.900 2.50
1962

Translation:
Republic of Panama
For the Benefit of the World
Silver Grams
0.900 2.5

Reverse

Armored bust with the helmet of Vasco Núñez de Balboa facing left surrounded by value in letters and wreath, touching the lower rim

Script: Latin

Lettering: VN DECIMO DE BALBOA

Translation: One-Tenth of a Balboa

Edge

Reeded

1/10 Balboa -  obverse

© Renato Lima

Mints

Panamá, Panama
United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)
United States Mint, San Francisco, United States (1854-date)

Comments

Balboa was a Spaniard and the first European who crossed the Isthmus reached the Pacific by land and discovered the Perlas Archipelago in 1513.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1930  20 0.7% KM#10.1 (high relief) Matte Proof
1930  5 000 020 $ 4.29 $ 5.82 $ 9.32 $ 13 $ 13 26% KM#10.1 (high relief), Philadelphia Mint
1931  200 000 $ 11 11% KM#10.1 (high relief), Philadelphia Mint
1932  150 000 $ 14 8% KM#10.1 (high relief), Philadelphia Mint
1933  100 000 $ 17 $ 23 8% KM#10.1 (high relief), Philadelphia Mint
1934  75 000 $ 4.13 $ 38 $ 32 5% KM#10.1 (high relief), San Francisco
1947  1 000 000 $ 3.17 $ 4.72 $ 5.37 $ 7.67 $ 8.20 36% KM#10.1 (high relief), Philadelphia Mint
1962  5 000 000 $ 1.93 $ 2.63 $ 4.66 $ 5.22 $ 4.96 50% KM#10.2 (low relief)
1962  25 3% KM#10.2 (low relief) Proof

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