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06 Sep 2016

PANAMA AND MEXICO SILVER COINS

Coins-World | Longstrider

   I recently was lucky enough to add to my Mexican/Central American coin collection. From my regular coin dealer I obtained this nice Silver Balboa issued by Panama. This one is dated 1934. It is .900 silver, weighs 26.73 grams and has a diameter of 38.1 mm and a reeded edge. I had stuck to Mexican silver coins but have now also started collecting Latin American coins. I feel they add something nice to my collections and stick to the style and flavor of Mexico.
   The next two coins were purchased from the same dealer at the ANA Anaheim show. The first one is a 1913 Mexican 50 Centavos silver piece. It was minted in Mexico City with a M mint mark. It is a Type 1 containing  .800 silver, weighs 12.5 grams, 30 mm diameter, 2 mm thick and a smooth lettered edge. The lettering reads INDEPENDENCIA Y LIBERTAD.
   The final coin is a silver 1923 One Peso. It's a Type 3 example weighing 16.6 grams of .720 silver. It's 34 mm diameter also has INDEPENDECIA Y LIBERTAD on the edge and minted in Mexico City
   All three of these coins have wear on them that would probably grade around XF. They all have nice toning and are great examples of their type.
All my info came from 2 sources. The website en.numista.com and the book Mexican Money Vol. 1 authored by Don & Lois Bailey. Thanks for looking. I look forward to your comments.

Comments

CoinLady

Level 6

Balboas are big beautiful coins. Silver fans should look at them.

Mike

Level 7

I just saw that coin! I can't remember it will come to me if I have to look for it. I think one of my sellers has one. It's a great coin. I'm glad you got it way to go . Great blog as always!

ShriekenGriffon

Level 5

Awesome Balboa! the coins are neat and sound like you had a good time!

Kepi

Level 6

Really nice additions to your collection! I especially like the 1934, what a beautiful design!

Kellen

Level 5

I really like these coins!

World_Coin_Nut

Level 5

Really like that 1934 piece. It is stunning. Thanks for the great blog.

"SUN"

Level 6

Interesting coins , wish I could take photos like you.

Pliny The Elder

Level 5

I agree with you there "SUN", those are great photos.

Pliny The Elder

Level 5

Those are great in so many ways. The first photo, with Minerva I reckon, is so whimsical in areas. I like how her feet and legs kind of have a lilt to them, almost like a figure in a famous Italian painting or something. And the crescent of leaves under Balboa, how it is one type of leaf to one side and another to the other side. I guess those are oak and laurel leaves. And the warlike eagle (is that an eagle?)...don't worry folks, she is just hear to get the snakes...standing on what looks like a prickly pear cactus. Just my bad eyes and imagination taking flight. All I need today are your great photos...and a dream. Thanks for the post!

Mike

Level 7

First of all great pictures. I love a blog with pictures. Those are very nice. You did your homework and thanks for the history my friend another great blog has everything.

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