Tuesday, January 25, 2011

1996 Panama Dime

Do you have a coin from Panama and want to know its value? Leave a comment

Maybe it is not technically a dime but close enough.

Un decimo de Balboa is also better translated to One Tenth of a Balboa.

Only my second Panama find since I started this blog. Apparently last time I did not even write about. It was a 1982 Un decimo de Balboa. Nothing to special about 1/10 Balboas but there gaps between minting years. They go from 1985 to 1996 to 2001. I guess they are not that popular.


On the obverse is the national coat of arms under the REPUBLIC DE PANAMA and above the date.
On the reverse is an armored bust of Vasco Núñez de Balboa facing left VN DECIMO DE BALBOA around.

I always find it weird when the bust side of the coin is not the head.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 1/10 Balboa / Panama
Year: 1996
Mintage: 21,000,000
Metal: Copper-Nickel Clad Copper
Value: $0.10 in Very-Fine

Made at the Royal Canadian Mint although it has no mintmark. So wait is this another Canadian find?

Do you have a Panamanian coin and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

28 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

Kelly said...

I didn't even know that they did that. You know, label coins backwards.

Man, this is tricky. It looks like cork painted white, or something. I've got nothing today. You've stumped me.

Man said...

I didn't even know that they did that. You know, label coins backwards.
Well officially coins should have a heads and tails but sometimes it is difficult to tell.

Man, this is tricky. It looks like cork painted white, or something. I've got nothing today. You've stumped me.
Well this one is my default, my dirty window sill. I use it often since it has the sunlight coming in but I don't clean it often.

Anonymous said...

I found a 1966 dime in great condition, is it really only a dime or worth more?

Man said...

1966 dime in great condition just $0.10

baxterj@aapt.net.au said...

I have 2 Panama un balboa 1948.
What value do you suppose?

Man said...

Panama un balboa 1948

No such thing, recheck the date or give exact words on the coin.

Anonymous said...

I Have The Exact Same Coin, But The Date Is 1973... Is It The Same?

Man said...

The Exact Same Coin, But The Date Is 1973 about $0.25 assuming you are talking about the 1996 Panama Dime

Danigirl said...

I have a 2001 un decimo de balboa in pretty good condition. Is it worth anything?

Man said...

2001 un decimo de balboa in pretty good condition

About $0.15

Anonymous said...

I have a 1982 Panama Un Decimo I found today - I saw it on eBay for $12, how could a Panama dime be worth that much?

Man said...

1982 Panama Un Decimo about $0.25 in very-fine

Remember eBay is filled with scams so unless the coin is perfect it is probably just overvalued.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1930 decimo de balboa and was wondering what the value of it is.Alo wanted to know if cleaning it will affect value.

Man said...

1930 decimo de balboa about $2.50 in fine

Alo wanted to know if cleaning it will affect value.
--Never clean if this coin is higher grade you will ruin the value.

Zack Crewse said...

I have a 1996 Panama balboa in fair condition. Price value?

Man said...

1996 Panama balboa in fair condition

No such year for the Un Balboa coin.

james heichel said...

Zack Crewse must be a pirate like me having something like that no such thing haha i also have one

Man said...

Zack Crewse must be a pirate like me having something like that no such thing haha i also have one

In 1984 they stopped making 1 Balboa coins they did not start again until 2004.
I'm sure you both have one these Panama coins 1/10, 1/4, and 1/2 Balboa. Read the full denomination and then you will know what coin you really have.

Ezequiel Castillo said...

hi, I have a 1978 Ratificacion Del Tratado Del Canal De Panama 10.00 Balboas coin in what looks to be in mint condition handed down from my mother like to see its value today

Man said...

1978 Ratificacion Del Tratado Del Canal De Panama 10.00 Balboas coin in what looks to be in mint condition

If the metal is nickel and the finish is dull then $25.00.

If the metal is silver and the finish is like a mirror then $55.00.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1996 Panama coin on one side it has a guy wearing hat and it says vn-decimo'de' balboa other side is aa large bird with a shield under it and says republic de Panama is it worth any thing???

Anonymous said...

I also have a 1996 Balboa coin. Has a shiel with wings on back, says Republca De. Panama. Front man with a helmet , suited up. Whats their value. Anyone know.

Anonymous said...

I thought you said there wasnt any in 1996 Balboa coins.?

Man said...

1996 Panama coin on one side it has a guy wearing hat and it says vn-decimo'de' balboa

About $0.10

Man said...

1996 Balboa coin. Has a shiel with wings on back, says Republca De. Panama.

No Balboas were issued between 1989-2003.

1/10, 1/4, and 1/2 were issued.

Man said...

I thought you said there wasnt any in 1996 Balboa coins.?

Correct but 1/10, 1/4, and 1/2 Balboas were issued.

Rachel Denune said...

I have this same exact coin in the pictures above but it a 1970 whats the value?

Unknown said...

I have a 1996 same as pic what's the value?