Back in 2001, the purpose of Coins-of-Panama.com was to provide the Panama
collector with a complete catalog of all the possible
Panama coins, tokens, medals, bills and similar items.
I have enjoyed collecting Panama items and wanted like to pass
along what I have learned to others.
It's now been twenty years. I stopped updating the website regularly after
2007 as I became involved in other activities, writing articles for the
Isthmian Collectors Club, raising children, genealogy research, etc. But I
kept the website online and paid the annual fees each year.
When I was assistant editor the Isthmian Collectors Club, I learned about
self-publishing on-demand books and published two compendiums of the journals
After a break, in 2018 I decided to create a
book. I saw the need, so many undocumented tokens, and I had the information,
the equipment, the time and the interest. I really enjoyed it, and enjoyed
renewing the friendships I had in the past with other collectors, and making
new friends. Attending the 2019 Coin Fair in Panama and having a book launching
party was really great.
So I decided to do it again, and wrote the Military Tokens book.
Unfortunately we had to do a virtual book launching party due to the pandemic.
I then published
the Isthmian Collectors Club Journals for 2010, and I'm now
working on a book on the regular coins of Panama, including the Spanish colonial
mint coins. Realizing the website said nothing about my books, I decided
on doing a remodel. At some point I do plan to update the catalog entries on the website. I don't want to
kill my book sales my putting everything online either, so I will be looking for
some balanced approach.
I do hope that collecting
Panama is a fun relaxation activity for you and that this
catalog contributes in some way to your enjoyment of the hobby.
I am happy to correspond about Panama coins, so
me if you have any questions or topics to discuss.