Welcome to Coins-of-Panama.com

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 Resources drop-down menu as well. If you questions or comments, please me! Thank you for coming. I hope you enjoy this web site!

Books for Sale

Panama Tokens book

Tokens of Panama

by David Plowman

An illustrated, priced catalog of the tokens of Panama from the days of the California gold rush (1849) to date. Over 400 tokens described in detail, almost all with photographs. Many new discoveries and tokens never before cataloged. Extensive index to make locating tokens a snap. Written in both English and Spanish.

Military Tokens book

Military Tokens: Panama Canal Zone

by David Plowman

An illustrated, priced catalog of the military tokens used in the Panama Canal Zone from 1903 to 1999. Over 100 tokens described in detail, almost all with photographs. Numerous new discoveries and tokens never before cataloged. Extensive index to make locating tokens a snap. Written in both English and Spanish.

Panama Coins Book

New Release!

Panama Coins Monedas de Panama

Coming in 2022!

Coming in 2022! An illustrated, priced catalog of all the coins of Panama, both from the Spanish colonial mint 1580-1583 and the Republic of Panama, 1904 to present day. Rich in history! Lots of information not available anywhere else, mysteries solved! Being written in both English and Spanish.

Isthmian Collectors Club Journal 2008

Isthmian Collectors Club Journal 2008

by Karrer and Plowman

A compendium of the nine Isthmian Collectors Club Journals from 2008, illustrated, with an extensive index. Written in English only. Articles cover a variety of topics. This year includes articles on Spanish colonial coins from Panama, Admiral Vernons medals, French Canal medals, PPIE, Boquete coffee tokens and Albrook AFB.

Isthmian Collectors Club Journal 2009

Isthmian Collectors Club Journal 2009

by Karrer and Plowman

A compendium of the nine Isthmian Collectors Club Journals from 2009, illustrated, with an extensive index. Written in English only. Articles cover a variety of topics. This year includes articles on Spanish colonial coins from Panama, Panama emergency money, military bases Corozal and Howard AFB.

Isthmian Collectors Club Journal 2010

Isthmian Collectors Club Journal 2010

by Karrer and Plowman

A compendium of the nine Isthmian Collectors Club Journals from 2010, illustrated, with an extensive index. Written in English only. Articles cover a variety of topics. This year includes articles on Fort Kobbe (including tokens and chits), Fort Sherman, a treasure hoard discovered of Panama coins and tokens, Challenge Coins related to Panama and a new release of regular Panama coins.

Online Catalogs
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Link to regular issue coins of the Republic of Panama Regular Issue Coins of Panama
-Medio Centésimo Coins (1 entry)
-Uno y Cuarto Centésimos Coins (1 entry)
-Diez Centésimos and Un Decimo Coins
(6 entries)

Link to Colonial Coins of Panama Colonial Coins of Panama
-Panama Mint Cobs (3 entries)

Link to Medals of Panama Medals of Panama
-Canal Medals (10 entries)
-Challenge Coins (51 entries)
-Admiral Vernon Medals (33 entries)

Link to Tokens of Panama Tokens of Panama
-Military Tokens of the Canal Zone
(98 entries)
-Panama Tokens (91 entries)
-Palo Seco Leper Colony (history page)

Link to Other Items of Panama Other Items of Panama
-Police, Fire and Military Badges (52 entries)
-Metal Checks (58 entries)
-Military and Merchant Chits (140 entries)
-Wooden Nickels (16 entries,)

Link to Fakes of Panama Fakes, Counterfeits and Suspicious Items (7 entries)