5 Centésimos

Features

Issuer Panama
Period Republic (1903-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1929-1932
Value 5 Centésimos
0.05 PAB = USD 0.05
Currency Balboa (1904-date)
Composition Copper-nickel (75% Copper, 25% Nickel)
Weight 5 g
Diameter 21.3 mm
Thickness 1.9 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 9552
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 9
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Coat of Arms with 9 stars above. Name of the country around and date below.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE PANAMA
*********
PRO MUNDI BENEFICIO
1932

Translation:
Republic of Panama
For the Benefit of the World

Reverse

Value in numeric in the centre, in letters around, 9 stars below.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
CINCO CENTESIMOS DE BALBOA
5
*********

Translation: Five Centesimos of a Balboa

Edge

Smooth

Mint

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

Comments

The arc of 9 stars on reverse represent the 9 provinces of Panamá at that time (today 10).

Since its separation from Colombia in 1903, Panama has used the United States Dollar. These coins have the same specifications as the United States 5 Cents and circulated alongside it.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1929  500 000 $ 2.30 $ 5.10 $ 6.50 71%
1932  332 800 $ 0.29 $ 4.80 $ 6.00 $ 8.60 $ 30 $ 360 48%

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Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 5 CentésimosPicture 1 of a sold 5 Centésimos
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232138
Lot 64541
Internet Archive
Sep 22, 2021 1932 UNC
(NGC MS64)
USD 504.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 CentésimosPicture 1 of a sold 5 Centésimos
Heritage Auctions
Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 231947
Lot 63349
Internet Archive
Nov 21, 2019 1932 UNC
(NGC MS64)
USD 180.00
(incl. buyer's premium)

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