Boliviano: coin from Republic of Bolivia (1864-1951 + 1987-...)


1 boliviano, 1951: Republic of Bolivia

1 boliviano, 1951: Republic of Bolivia

LA UNION ES LA FUERZA - UN BOLIVIANO - 1 - 1951: Unity makes strength (motto used by various states throughout history; including Bolivia) - one boliviano - 1 - 1951.

REPUBLICA DE BOLIVIA: Republic of Bolivia.

Coat of arms of Bolivia until 1963: a rising sun appearing behind the Cerro Rico of Potosí, alpaca (the national animal of Bolivia), sheaf of wheat and breadfruit, 9 stars symbolize the 9 provinces of Bolivia (Pando, La Paz, Beni, Oruro, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, Potosí, Chuquisaca, Tarija).

Heaton mint (mint of Birmingham, Great Britain).

Mintage: 10.000.000.

There are three types of this coin: without the mintmark, with the signs "H" and "KN".

  • Bronze: 18 mm - 3 g
  • Reference price: 1.8$

COIN BOLIVIANO — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. REPUBLIC OF BOLIVIA (1864-1951; 1987-...): boliviano = 100 centavo (before 1870 — 100 centésimo)

The Bolivian coin is named boliviano, like the Venezuelan bolivar, in honor of Simón Bolívar — a prominent military and political figure of the XIX century, the leader of the struggle for independence from Spain in South America.