|Actual Metal Weight:||1.0617 ozt|
|Face Value:||5 dollars|
|Reverse Designer:||Gilroy Roberts|
1970 Panama Silver 5 Balboa - (1.0617 oz of Silver)
This 1970 Panama Silver 5 Balboa coin was was struck for the nation of Panama to commemorate the 11th Central American and Caribbean games held in 1970. This 5 dollar legal tender coin is struck from 1.0617 oz of silver and measure 39 mm in diameter. 1, 647,000 of these .925 fine silver pieces were struck so don't miss out on a chance to own a piece of Panamanian history.
The obverse of the coin features Panama's Coat of Arms with the words "REPUBLICA DE PANAMA" and "5 BALBOAS" struck around the rim of the coin. The reverse was designed by Gilroy Roberts who was a chief engraver at the US Mint where he helped designed the obverse of the Kennedy half dollar. Shown on the reverse side is a man getting ready to throw a discus. The sport of discus throw dates all the way back to ancient Greek times which can be dated back to 708 BC. To the left of the man shows the roman numeral "XI" which is 11. There is also writing flanking either side of the man that reads "JUEGOS DEPORTIVOS CENTRO AMERICANOS Y DEL CARIBE PANAMA 1970".
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