Panama will emit about 2 million Balboas to be minted in coins 25 cents, with Panama flag embossed color image superimposed on the "Palace of the Herons".
The minting of coins group corresponds to a $ 50 million authorized by Act No. 74 of November 11, 2009.
The economy minister, Alberto Vallarino, introducing the proposal to the National Assembly said that the minting of circulation coins, painted and alluding to our flag, positioned to Panama as one of the three countries that has innovated the numimática, minting coins color flow, using advanced technology that will allow durability of the painted image equivalent to the durability of the currency under regular use conditions.
The new currency does not include color any variation in the metal composition, diameter, weight, or magnetic signal, which ensures its use in any slot machine, whether public telephones, parking meters, dispensing food, gambling, including others.