1/10 Balboa

1/10 Balboa -  obverse1/10 Balboa -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Panama
Period Republic (1903-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1961
Value 1/10 of Balboa
0.1 PAB = USD 0.10
Currency Balboa (1904-date)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 17.9 mm
Thickness 1.2 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 9547
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 24
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

Coat of arms of Panama with legend above, silver weight and purity at sides, and wreath and date below.

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE PANAMA
*********
PRO MUNDI BENEFICIO
LEY GR.
0.900 2.50
1961

Translation:
Republic of Panama
*********
For the Benefit of the World
Silver Grams
0.900 2.50
1961

Reverse

Lower-relief armoured bust of Vasco Nunez de Balboa facing left with wreath below and denomination in letters above.

Script: Latin

Lettering: UN DECIMO DE BALBOA

Translation: One-tenth 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). The 9 stars represent the 9 provinces of the country at that time (there are now 10).

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1961  2 500 000 $ 2.25 $ 2.54 $ 4.47 $ 5.12

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