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Panama 1, 2 1/2, 5, 10, 25, and 50 Centesimos (Famous People)  1975 to 1985
Panama 1, 2 1/2, 5, 10, 25, and 50 Centesimos (Famous People) 1975 to 1985

Panama did a neat thing between 1975 and 1982. They issued small denomination coins with various famous people on the front. The back is common to all denominations (Panamanian Coat of Arms) and the front:

1 centesimo: Urraca, native chief hero
2 1/2 centesimos: Victoriano Lorenzo, hero
5 centesimos: Carlos J. Finaly, physician
10 centesimos: Manuel E Amador, president
25 centesimos: Justo Arosemena, statesman
50 centesimos: Fernando de Lesseps, developer

The coins dated 1978 carry annotation: 75th Anniversario. All are made of copper nickel, except the 1 centesimo with Urraca which is made of copper plated zinc.

Just about all of these coins carry low value, but there are several which stand out, as shown in our listings below. This page applies only to coins with the famous people on the front. Other coins with other patterns were produced during the 1975 to 1982 period, but this page does not apply to them.

1 CENTESIMO WITH URRACA
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: less than $1
fully uncirculted: $1
1 centesimo coins dated 1980 with 1830 BOLIVAR 1980 on the edge catalog at $5

2 1/2 CENTESIMO WITH VICTORIANO LORENZO
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $2
well preserved: $3
fully uncirculted: $5
2 1/2 centesimos coins dated 1980 with 1830 BOLIVAR 1980 on the edge catalog at $8
2 1/2 centesimos dated after 1982 catalog at $15

5 CENTESIMO WITH CARLOS J. FINLAY
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: less than $1
fully uncirculted: $3
5 centesimos coins dated 1980 with 1830 BOLIVAR 1980 on the edge catalog at $6
5 centesimos coins dated 1982 are more rare and catalog at $25 in well preserved condition

10 CENTESIMO WITH MANUEL E. AMADORE
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: less than $1
fully uncirculted: $3
10 centesimos coins dated 1980 with 1830 BOLIVAR 1980 on the edge catalog at $10

25 CENTESIMO WITH JUSTO AROSEMENA
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: less than $1
fully uncirculted: $3
25 centesimos coins dated 1975 are a little more valuable, $1 in average circulated
25 centesimos coins dated after 1978 are a little more valuable, $2 in average circulated
25 centesimos coins dated 1980 with 1830 BOLIVAR 1980 on the edge catalog at $10

50 CENTESIMO WITH FERNANDO DE LESSEPS
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $1
well preserved: $3
fully uncirculted: $10
50 centesimos coins dated before 1977 are a little less valuable
50 centesimos coins dated after 1976 are a little more valuable
50 centesimos coins dated 1980 with 1830 BOLIVAR 1980 on the edge catalog at $12

All the values on this page are catalog values, not actual buy and sell values. To convert between the two, see our Terminology page.

Coin: 15934 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Tucker, Fri, 15-Nov-2013 03:28:02 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 15-Nov-2013 21:43:36 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Fri, 06-Nov-2015 14:41:44 GMT
Requester description: 1975 Front side: top of coin 'VICTORIANO LORENZO', picture of man in center, date 1975 at bottom. back side: at top 'REPUBLICA DE PANAMA', in middle is a shield with flags on both sides and a eagle sitting on top, on the bottom '2 1/2 CENTESIMOS'. very tiny coin (about a third of a dime). 2 1/2 centesimos
Tags: panama 1 2 5 10 25 50 centesimos centesimi people centisimos centesimo centisimo centisimi centlsimo person peuple peoples peple persons front victoriano lorenzo man center offcenter republica republic de shield flags flag eagle sitting sit third dime boy male mann boys mans off centers centered repub repbulique republik repcblique repuika republ republicas republicia reipvblicae repubblica reublico republiove republiek repvbliqve republique rupublica repvbblica republika replucique rebublique repvblica replublica republicans republka repvblique repbublic sheild shiled shied chevrons shileld shild escucheon shelid chevron ashield shields blanket colors eaglets egals eable egal eagles eag ealge eagel sits dimes urraca carlos finlay manuel amador justo arosemena fernando lesseps vrraca carlosiy carlovs carlosi carlo carlvs carlol banner hawk falcon coat arms banners bannered coats crests insignia crested crest creast

  

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