Colonial Coins of Panama
Monedas Coloniales de Panamá
Panama was a colony of Spain for approximately 325 years. During that period
of time, coins were minted for use in Panama, coins were minted in Panama,
medals were issued for Panama, etc.
This web site will cover all these different categories. Not included
in the scope of this web site are coins and coin-like objects used in Panama
but not specifically intended for Panama.
refers to Spanish colonial cobs minted in old Panama City.
This mint operated from 1580 until 1583. Currently 43 examples of these cobs are
known. They have a mint mark of "AP".
The category Proclamation Medals will be added later. Proclamation
Medals were issued by Spanish mainland and colonial cities as an expression
of loyalty when a new monarch was proclaimed. Very few of these medals
are known for Panama.