This is a group of online
catalogs and other resources related to Panama coins, tokens, medals
and other similar items associated with Panama and/or
the Panama Canal Zone.
Panama has a fascinating history which includes a visit from
Christopher Columbus, Spanish Conquistadores, discovery of
the Pacific Ocean, attacks by the pirates and privateers including Sir Francis
Drake and Sir Henry Morgan (who burned down the City of Panama), attacks from
the British navy including Admiral Vernon, transit route
for the 49er's (gold rush) going to California, the first transcontinental railroad,
the failed attempt to build the Panama Canal by the French, revolutions,
independence, the successful building of the Panama Canal by the Americans,
military dictators, Panama Canal treaties, Operation Just Cause, etc.
Many of these events are reflected in coins, tokens and medals.
Numismatic items covered on this web site include finca and merchant tokens,
military tokens from the Canal Zone, Palo Seco Leper Colony, challenge coins,
Admiral Vernon medals, military chits, wooden nickels and more. For
more information you can read about the purpose
of this web site.
The catalog links are listed on the right as well as the drop down menu above. Also there are many good
tools in the
drop-down menu as well.
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me! Thank you for coming. I hope you enjoy this web site!