Bolivar: coin from Republic of Venezuela (1879-...)

BOLIVAR: COIN OF VENEZUELA

1 bolivar, 1977: Republic of Venezuela

1 bolivar, 1977: Republic of Venezuela

REPUBLICA DE VENEZUELA: Republic of Venezuela.

Coat of arms of Venezuela (1954-2006): a sheaf of rye with 20 ears (20 states); 2 banners with sword, saber and 3 spears; horse; 2 cornucopias; olive and palm branches.

1977 - 1 - BOLIVAR.

BOLÍVAR LIBERTADOR: Bolivar Savior (Liberator).

Simón Bolívar's portrait (leader of the struggle for the independence of the Spanish colonies in the South America).

Coin design: Désiré-Albert Barre ("BARRE" mark).

The Royal Mint (United Kingdom).

Mintage: 200.000.000.

  • Nickel: 23 mm - 5 g
  • Reference price: 0.7$

COIN BOLIVAR — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. VENEZUELA: REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA + BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA (1879-...): bolivar = 100 céntimo

About the name of the coin bolivar: Venezuelan currency is named in honor of Simon Bolivar (1783-1830), the leader of the struggle for the liberation of South American territories from Spanish rule. In 1813 in Venezuela he received the honorary title of "Savior" (Spanish "Libertador"). A significant part of Venezuelan coins contains, next to the portrait of the national hero, the legend "Bolivar Libertador".
From a formal point of view, it can be noted that at different times there were several types of Venezuelan bolivar: bolivar fuerte ("strong or hard bolivar"), bolivar soberano ("sovereign bolivar"), bolivar digital. However, on all coins the denomination is indicated simply — bolívar.