• 2 Centavos 1987, KM# 200, Bolivia
  • 2 Centavos 1987, KM# 200, Bolivia
Obverse

The coat of arms of Bolivia with the inscription "Republic of Bolivia".

The central cartouche has a border with ten stars in the bottom, which symbolize the nine Departamentos and the former province Litoral that was taken over by Chile in 1879, and the name of Bolivia in the top section. Within the border the silver mountain Potosí — recognized by a mine entrance — is depicted, with Inti in form of a sun rising above it, and with an alpaca standing next to a palm tree and some wheat. The alpaca stands on a plain that contrasts with the mountain. The mountain and its contrast with the plains are indicative of the geography of Bolivia. The llama is the national animal, related to the alpaca and the items next to it are symbolic of the resources of the nation.

Around the shield there are three Bolivian flags on each side. Behind these are two pairs of crossed rifles that symbolize the struggle for independence. Next to the muskets there are an axe and a red Phrygian hood, which is the symbol of liberty and freedom. The laurel branches are symbolic of peace, and the condor perched upon the shield is symbolic of a willingness to defend the nation and its liberty.

In some depictions of these coat of arms, the two pairs of muskets are replaced by two cannons. Other depictions also have more realistic symbols in the shield.

REPUBLICA DE BOLIVIA
BOLIVIA
- ★ -

Reverse

Value within circle, date below, official motto "Unity is Strength" in Spanish around.

LA UNION ES LA FUERZA
2
CENTAVOS
· 1987 ·

Edge

2 Centavos

KM# 200 Schön# 34
Characteristics
Material Stainless Steel
Weight 1 g
Diameter 14 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mint
State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg / Stuttgart (SMBW/F)

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