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1970 Proof Silver 5 Balboas Coins

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From its early beginnings, the modern Olympic movement quickly grew from the single stage of the Olympic Games into a network of regional multi-sport championships that were recognized by the International Olympic Committee and helped to determine who would compete at the highest level. The oldest of those regional championships is the Central American and Caribbean Games, which started out with just three competing nations in 1926. By the time of the 11th edition of these games, held in Panama City, they were hosting almost 2,100 athletes from twenty countries, competing in a total of sixteen sports. The event was marked by the Republic of Panama with a beautiful collectible in the 1970 Silver Proof 5 Balboas Coin.

Coin Highlights:

  • Delivered in a protective plastic flip-top container!
  • Issued in 1970 to celebrate the 11th Central American and Caribbean Games!
  • Limited supply comes from an original exclusive mintage of just 59,000 coins!
  • Contains 35.7 grams (just over 1 Troy oz) of.925 Sterling Silver.
  • Face value of 5 Balboas issued by the Republic of Panama.
  • Obverse field features Panama’s national coat of arms.
  • Reverse field features a graceful discus thrower design by Gilroy Roberts.

The 1970 Proof 5 Balboas Silver Coin was struck at the Franklin Mint in the United States and features artwork by the ninth Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint, Gilroy Roberts. Minted with a brilliant proof quality showcasing mirrored fields and frosted details, it ships secured in a plastic flip-top container and comes fully insured against loss or damage by the team at

The 11th Central American and Caribbean Games put Panama City on the world stage as never before and merited a special commemorative coin. The El Discobolo artwork that made this into a famous collectible was based on the lines and design of statuary from classical Greece, from whose Olympiad the idea for the modern Olympics originated.

El Discobolo or “The Discus-Thrower,” Gilroy Roberts’ design, appears on the coin’s reverse side. This is accompanied by the lettering “XI JUEGOS DEPORTIVOS CENTRO AMERICANOS Y DEL CARIBE” and “PANAMA 1970.”

The coat of arms of the Republic of Panama features on the coin’s obverse field to confirm it as legal tender. It is joined by the lettering “REPUBLICA DE PANAMA,” “PRO MUNDI BENEFICIO,” “LEY 0.925 FM” and “5 BALBOAS.”

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Additional information

Weight 1.06170 oz

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Year: 1970

Mint Mark: Not Shown

Purity: .925

Manufacturer: The Franklin Mint

Thickness: 4 mm

Diameter: 39 mm

Condition: Proof

Face Value: 5 Balboas (PAB)

Issuing Country: Panama

Obverse Designer: Gilroy Roberts

Reverse Designer: Gilroy Roberts

Edge Design: Reeded

Packaging Type: Plastic Flip

Weight: 1.0617 Troy Ounces

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