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VN Balboa coin? Token? Medallion?

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 Posted 07/05/2010  2:57 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add mgh937 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Trying to identify a coin with VN Balboa imprinted in semi circle above the image on the obverse and an old sailing ship on the reverse. There is no date of mint or country shown on either side. Gold in color and about the size of a US quarter.

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07/09/2010 2:24 pm
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VN Balboa is Un Balboa signifying Panama as the country, but the sailing ship does not. A picture would be of great help!
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 Posted 07/05/2010  10:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Nic to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The Balboa is Panama while the sailing ship could be Portugese
Yes a picture would greatly help
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Panama is the only country that has balboa as currency. But I don't believe there is a coin matching your description. There hasn't been a gold un balboa. Usually, if it's the size of a US quarter then it's un quarto de balboa. And all coins say Republica de Panama.
Must be a medallion.
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How odd--one of those was just found in Tidewater Virginia and brought to a Dept. of Historic Resources staff member for identification. It is the central pendant of a 1931 faux Panamanian coin costume jewelry necklace. The rest of the faux coins on the necklace were a standard smaller size and had the country seal on the reverse. Only the quarter size one had the ship and was attached to the necklace so the ship faced out. The necklace may have been designed to commemorate/celebrate Charles Lindburgh's 1930 inauguration of an airmail route to the Panama Canal Zone, but that is speculation on my part.

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