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2009 Toa Baja Puerto Rico Quarter Peseta coin pendant boricua Sabana Seca Candelaria Media Luna Palo Seco Campanilla San Jose n002723

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2009 Toa Baja Puerto Rico quarter peseta

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front: Toa Baja coat of arms

Toa Baja's coat of arms features a green waving stripe, representing the Toa River, one of the first mentioned in the history of Puerto Rico. Like the flag, it features two keys, one across the other, symbolizing Saint Peter, patron saint of the town. The coat has the letters "F" and "J" to each side of the keys, representing Ferdinand II of Aragon and V of Castile, and his daughter, Joanna of Castile, sovereign of Castile and León.

The gold fields above and below the green stripe represent the wealth of the city. It also feature handfuls of yucca, one of the main crops of this area. It constitutes a symbol of the Taínos who cultivated it, and whose main food was cassava or bread of yucca. Two sugar cane stems surround the shield, representing the cultivation and industry of sugar cane, which was the main source of Toa Baja's economy.

lettering: ciudad de los llaneros

• quantity 1
• 999 pure silver clad prooflike coin
• diameter: 24.2 mm
• weight: 5.6 g

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