Balboa was a famous Spanish conquistador who famously crossed the Isthmus of Panama and found the Pacific Ocean. While not the first person to discover the Pacific, he was the first European to do so, a feat that would have a great impact during the Age of Discovery. In honor of this legendary explorer, the Franklin Mint produced a remarkable gold piece containing a portrait of Balboa on the reverse side. Now, 100 Balboas Panama Gold Coins are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic flip!
- Stunning gold coin featuring Balboa!
- Produced by the Franklin Mint!
- Contains 0.2361 Troy oz of .900 gold content.
- The face value of 100 Balboas is fully backed by Panama.
- Vasco Nunez de Balboa is depicted on the obverse.
- The Panamanian coat of arms features in the reverse design.
- Please note that matching conditions are possible when purchasing more than one coin.
Each 100 Balboas Gold Coin in this JM Bullion listing online will arrive to you housed inside a protective plastic flip. These coins were struck at the Franklin Mint and are official legal tender under the monetary jurisdiction of Panama. Upon arrival, you will find these coins to be in varied conditions. While you may receive a coin with few flaws, you could also receive a coin with significant wear and tear.
The obverse of 100 Balboas Panama Coins contains an image of Vasco Nunez de Balboa. In this design, a bearded Balboa looks towards the left and wears a Morion conquistador helmet. Inscriptions on the obverse read Vasco Nunez de Balboa.
On the reverse side of the 100 Balboas Coin, you will see the Panamanian coat of arms. This heraldic symbol features a decorative shield with a harpy eagle shown above it. Also shown is the country’s motto Pro Mundi Beneficio, meaning For the benefit of the World. Inscriptions along the rim read Republica de Panama, 100 Balboas, 900/1000 Oro Fino.
The Franklin Mint was founded by Joseph Segel in 1964. Segel had noticed a high demand for silver coins that were no longer in circulation. So he capitalized on the growing demand by creating a store specifically for this niche market. As the company grew, The Franklin Mint began offering other unique collectibles as well, such as paper currency, décor, and rare porcelain materials. Today, the Franklin Mint is owned by Retail Ecommerce Ventures and recently opened its store to online customers, ushering in a whole new generation of collectors.
JM Bullion customer service is available to assist you at 800-276-6508 with questions when buying gold. We are also available online using our live chat and email address features.