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A new coin to commemorate the 500 years of the South Sea Discovery can now be acquired by collectors. The limited edition of the half balboa coin is 99.99 percent silver and one side depicts Vasco Núñez de Balboa when he saw the Pacific Ocean. The opposite shows the shield of Panama.
The coin costs $75 and can be obtained by calling to the Patronato de Panama Viejo (507) 226-8915 or writing to email@example.com. The money raise by the sale of the coin will be used towards the restoration of the Panama Viejo complex.