½ Balboa

½ Balboa - obverse½ Balboa - reverse

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Features

Issuer Panama
Period Republic (1903-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1996-2019
Value ½ Balboa
0.5 PAB = USD 0.50
Currency Balboa (1904-date)
Composition Copper-nickel clad copper
Weight 11.34 g
Diameter 30.61 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 9555
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 129,
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.
Schön# 111
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Coat of arms with 9 or 10 stars above. Name of the country above, date below.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE PANAMA
*********
PRO MUNDI BENEFICIO
2001

Translation:
Republic of Panama
For the Benefit of the World

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.

Script: Latin

Lettering: MEDIO - BALBOA

Translation: Half Balboa

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Royal Canadian Mint, Winnipeg, Canada

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).

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

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1996  200 000 14% KM# 129.1; 9 Stars
2001  600 000 $ 4.50 19% KM# 129.1; 9 Stars
2008  5 800 000 $ 0.87 $ 1.20 $ 1.60 60% KM# 129.1; 9 Stars
2017  250 000 $ 2.70 13% KM# 129.2; 10 Stars
2018  250 000 $ 1.50 10% KM# 129.2; 10 Stars
2019  $ 1.50 7% KM# 129.2; 10 Stars

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as an indication only; they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging. Numista does not buy or sell coins or banknotes.

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