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½ Balboa

½ Balboa -  obverse½ Balboa -  reverse

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Features

Country Panama
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1966-1993
Value 0.5 Balboa
0.5 PAB = 0.50 USD
Currency Balboa (1904-date)
Composition Silver (.400)
Weight 11.5 g
Diameter 30.6 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 12a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

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

Lettering:
REPVBLICA-DE-PANAMA
1968

Translation:
Republic of Panama
1968

Reverse

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

Lettering: MEDIO BALBOA

Translation: 1/2 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).

0.1479 oz ASW

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1966  1,000,000 3.91 7.33 7.33 9.66 46% KM#12a.1 (RCM)
1966  13,000 3% KM#12a.1 (RCM) Proof
1966  2% KM#12a.2 (Error: Type II helmet rim incomplete)
1967  300,000 2.89 15% KM#12a.1
1967  20,000 5% KM#12a.1 Proof
1968  1,000,000 3.86 5.88 24% KM#12a.1
1968  23,000 5% KM#12a.1 Proof
1969  14,000 4% KM#12a.1 Proof
1970  610,000 4.76 18% KM#12a.1
1970  9,528 4% KM#12a.1 Proof
1971  11,000 3% KM#12a.1 Proof
1972  13,000 5% KM#12a.1 Proof
1993  1.4% KM#12a.1 Proof, not authorized

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