Coin Type Specifications
Region: Panama
Denomination: 2.5C
Diameter: 18 (mm)
Coin Metal Composition:
Copper [75%] 2.4525 (g)
Nickel [25%] 0.8175 (g)
Total Mass: 3.27 (g)

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1929 - Balboa - 2.5 Centésimos (Dos Y Medio)
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Panama - 1929 - Balboa - 2.5 Centésimos (Dos Y Medio)

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1929 - Balboa - 2.5 Centésimos (Dos Y Medio) Coin Composition
Composition Totals From 1 Coins
Copper : 2.4525 Grams
Nickel : 0.8175 Grams
Total Mass : 3.27 Grams

Metal USD/Pound USD/Troy Ounce USD/Gram Grams/Coin USD/Coin
Copper $2.091 $0.143 $0.005 2.4525 g $0.011
Nickel $4.494 $0.308 $0.010 0.8175 g $0.008
Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For Each Coin: $0.019
Combined Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For 1 Coins: $0.019
- Precious Metal prices updated on 07-25-2024
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Coin Type Description
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Years Minted: 1929
Mint Marks:
Denomination: 2.5C
Obverse Design: Balboa facing left surrounded by Lettering: REPUBLICA DE PANAMA DIOS LEY LIBERTAD BALBOA YEAR
Obverse Designer:
Reverse Designer:
1929 - Balboa - 2 1/2 Centésimos (Dos Y Medio)

Panama, officially called the Republic of Panama, is a country in Central America situated between North and South America.[1]

The balboa is, along with the United States dollar, one of the official currencies of Panama. It is named in honor of the Spanish explorer/conquistador Vasco Núñez de Balboa. The balboa is subdivided into 100 centésimos.[2]

n 1904, silver coins in denominations of 2½, 5, 10, 25, and 50 centésimos were introduced. These coins were weight-related to the 25 gram 50 centésimos, making the 2½ centésimos coin 1¼ grams. Its small size led to it being known as the "Panama pill" or the "Panama pearl". In 1907, copper-nickel ½ and 2½ centésimos coins were introduced, followed by copper-nickel 5 centésimos in 1929.[2]

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Coin ‹ 2 1/2 Centésimos

Country: Panama
Series: 1903~Today - Republic (Circulation)
Catalog codes: World Coins km8
Issued on: 1929
Last issue date: 1929
Distribution: Standard Circulation
Weight: 3.27 grams
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Edge: Plain/smooth
Orientation: Coin alignment ↑O↓
Face value: 2½ c - Panamanian centésimo
Known mintage: 1,000,000
Composition Details: 75% copper, 25% nickel


Panama 2 1/2 Centésimos

KM# 8
Country Panama
Year 1929
Value 2.5 Centésimos (0.025 PAB)
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 3.27 g
Diameter 18 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized yes

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