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Obverse of 1974 Panama Silver 1 Balboa
Obverse of 1974 Panama Silver Proof 20 Balboa


Reverse of 1974 Panama Silver 1 Balboa
Reverse of 1947 Panama Silver Proof 20 Balboa

Obverse of 1979 Panama Platinum 200 Balboas
Reverse of 1979 Panama 200 Balboas Platinum proof

Panama was discovered by Columbus in 1502 and explored by Vasco Nunez de Balboa in 1513. It became independent of Spanish rule in 1821and joined the Confederation of Greater Columbia. In 1903 with US encouragement it broke away and became a fully independent republic.

Panamanian Coins
Panama only started issuing its own coins after independence from coloumbia in 1903. In the days of Spanish control, Panama City was a main shipping centre for plundered gold and silver from Latin America, and is seems appropriate therefore that Panama has produced a number of attractive, often very large, silver coins. Our photograph shows a silver 1 Balboa of 1947.

DenominationDiameterWeightFinenessSilver Content
1 Balboa37.526.73.900.7735
5 Balboas 19703935.7000.9251.0617
20 Balboas61129.5900.9253.8544

Denomination = Face Value of Coin
Diameter = Diameter in millimetres
Weight = Total weight in grams
Fineness = Proportion of silver
Silver Content = Actual fine silver content in troy ounces.

Panamanian Coins For Sale
DateDenominationDescriptionMintageGradeAvailPrice £Price $Price €
19705 BalboasCentral American & Caribbean Games1,647,000UncirculatedYes£19.95$32.50€22.50
197220 BalboasSimon Bolivar37,000MattYes
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197320 BalboasSimon Bolivar74,000ProofYes
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197420 BalboasSimon Bolivar161,000ProofYes
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197720 BalboasVasco Nuñez de Balboa24,000ProofSold
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Diameter = Diameter in millimetres.
Weight = Weight in grams.
Mintage = Quantity issued, where known, otherwise issue limit.
Avail = Availability

Panama Platinum Coins
We have a separate page for Panama platinum coins

Panama Proof Coin Sets
From 1966 onwards, Panama has issued proof coin sets in most years, and we usually have a small selection in stock.

Postage & Packing:
UK: At buyer's Risk £3.50 or
Fully Insured £9 (Usually by Royal Mail Special Delivery)
USA: Airmail at buyer's risk $10 or
Fully Insured $20
For further details, please see our Postage & Packing page.

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Coins Wanted
We make an active market in almost all world coins, including Panama coins and silver coins. If you have any of these coins to sell, please contact us, or post them to us for appraisal and offer.panama20balboasilvercoins.html

If you want to find the value of a coin you own, please take a look at our page I've Found An Old Coin, What's It Worth?

If you have an enquiry about any of our Panamanian Coins, we'd be happy to answer you, but please note it may be quicker to telephone us. Please see the Contact Us page of our website. the Lowest Possible Price

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