Peso boliviano: coin from Republic of Bolivia


1 peso boliviano, 1968: Republic of Bolivia

1 peso boliviano, 1968: Republic of Bolivia

UN PESO BOLIVIANO: One Peso Boliviano or One Bolivian peso.

$b.1.-: the denomination of the coin is duplicated in currency's symbol format.

REPUBLICA DE BOLIVIA: Republic of Bolivia.

Coat of arms of Bolivia after 1963: a rising sun appearing behind the Cerro Rico of Potosí, alpaca (the national animal of Bolivia), sheaf of wheat and breadfruit, 10 stars symbolize the 9 provinces of Bolivia (Pando, La Paz, Beni, Oruro, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, Potosí, Chuquisaca, Tarija) + Antofagasta Province (lost in 1879; now part of Chile).

VDM Metals Mint (Germany).

Mintage: 10.000.000.

  • Nickel plated steel: 27 mm - 5.9 g
  • Reference price: 1$

COIN PESO BOLIVIANO — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. REPUBLIC OF BOLIVIA (1968-1980): peso boliviano = 100 centavo

PESO BOLIVIANO as coin name.
Peso boliviano — temporary currency of Bolivia in the period between 1963 and 1986, that is, in the interval between the use of the 1st and 2nd bolivianos. This monetary unit (essentially a type of peso) was divided into 100 centavos.
The peso boliviano was introduced in 1963 to combat the rapidly increasing inflation in Bolivia: the new currency was exchanged for 1.000 bolivianos ("the first boliviano"). In turn, later, having existed for about 23 years, the peso boliviano was withdrawn from circulation at the exchange rate of 1.000.000 this monetary units for the new boliviano ("second boliviano").
In fact, peso boliviano coins were minted only during 1968-1980. In total, only a few denominations of the coin were issued: for circulation — 1 and 5 (nickel-plated steel) and jubilee / commemorative — 100, 200, 250, 500 (silver) and 4000 (gold) pesos boliviano.
The name of the coin "Peso Boliviano" is literally translated from Spanish as "Bolivian peso", but many English-language sources indicate it in the above-mentioned format. That is, formally, the currency is not considered either as a peso or as a boliviano, but as a separate monetary unit unique in its kind.
By the way, the Bolivian currency boliviano, like the state of Bolivia, is named after the revolutionary, fighter for the independence of the Spanish colonies in America, Simon Bolivar.