¼ Balboa

¼ Balboa -  obverse¼ Balboa -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Panama
Period Republic (1903-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1930-1962
Value ¼ Balboa (0.25 PAB)
Currency Balboa (1904-date)
Composition Silver (.900) (Copper .100)
Weight 6.25 g
Diameter 24.25 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 5262
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 11
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

The arms of Panama with 9 stars above representing the nine provinces at the time (there are now ten) 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 6.25
1962

Translation:
Republic of Panama
For the Benefit of the World
Silver Grams
0.900 6.25
1962

Reverse

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

Script: Latin

Lettering: VN CUARTO DE BALBOA

Translation: One-Quarter of a Balboa

Edge

Reeded

Mints

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

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1930  400 000 $ 4.95 $ 4.95 $ 11 $ 11 27% KM#11.1; Philadelphia Mint
1930  20 0.6% KM#11.1; Philadelphia Mint; Matte Proof
1931  48 000 $ 396 4% KM#11.1; Philadelphia Mint
1932  126 000 $ 8.54 $ 8.54 $ 14 10% KM#11.1; Philadelphia Mint
1933  120 000 $ 18 10% KM#11.1; Philadelphia Mint
1934  90 000 $ 7.39 $ 12 $ 24 $ 47 9% KM#11.1; San Francisco Mint
1947  700 000 $ 6.01 $ 6.01 $ 6.01 $ 9.37 $ 11 38% KM#11.1; Philadelphia Mint
1962  4 000 000 $ 5.46 $ 6.66 $ 8.05 $ 8.05 $ 8.05 45% KM#11.2 (low relief, portrait touches rim)
1962  25 3% KM#11.2 (low relief, portrait touches rim) Proof

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold ¼ BalboaPicture 1 of a sold ¼ Balboa
Heritage Auctions
Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232002
Lot 62373
Internet Archive
Jan 9, 2020 1931 – KM#11.1; Philadelphia Mint AU
(NGC AU58)
USD 384.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ¼ BalboaPicture 1 of a sold ¼ Balboa
Heritage Auctions
Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 231934
Lot 64327
Internet Archive
Aug 22, 2019 1931 – KM#11.1; Philadelphia Mint AU
(NGC AU58)
USD 456.00
(incl. buyer's premium)

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