Panama 1/10, 1/4, and 1/2 Balboa 1930 to 1996
Panama issued large silver coins with several fractional denominations between 1930 and 1996. The patterns on these coins are all very similar. It is easy to get confused about which coin is which. We will try to explain.
Coin: 3829 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: , Fri, 23-Apr-2010 15:33:31 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 26-May-2014 11:57:30 GMT
Updated by CoinQuest. Be sure to use the current value of silver., Mon, 02-Feb-2015 18:12:57 GMT
Requester description: 1930 medio balboa repvblica de panama (republic of panama) funny hat shield The coin shown on your page was a (1931).The front was the same as mine, but the back had a standing woman.It was stated that the woman design changed in 1966 to the sheild,eagle atop w/ flags drapped to both sides.My (1930) coin has the eagle and shield w/flags to both sides
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I have a large (size of U.S. silver dollar) 1934 silver coin in excellent condition that reads VN Balboa. What is it's value? - ANGELA
The coin is on this site. Please use the search function to find it. Click the 'Search' button then type 'balboa' in the 'Expert search' box. - CoinQuest (Paul)
Hi, I have a 1/2 balboa coin from 1934. It seems that the reverse is minted backwords, when I flip the coin, I see the shield and the year upside down.
The coin was tested positive for silver, also it looks real to me.
Is it how the coin really should be? or is it a mistake in the mint? - Mark
Mark - you have an authentic 1/2 balboa 1934, coin alignment. Nice silver coin Mark, enjoy it. You need to understand the difference between coin alignment and medal alignment:
UP SIDE DOWN - you have coin alignment
RIGHT SIDE UP - you have medal alignment
- CoinQuest (Andrei)
I have a 1996 coin from republic De panama not sure if real silver - sara
Hi Sara -- the 1996 coins are sadly too modern to be struck in silver and they are worth face value in Panama. - CoinQuest (Chris)
I have a 1982 1/4 Panama VN Cvario De Balboa coin. Any idea on the value?
A 1982 1/4 Balboa is made of non-precious metal and is worth face value, about 25 US cents. - CoinQuest (Paul)