• 50 Centavos 1965-1980, KM# 190, Bolivia
  • 50 Centavos 1965-1980, KM# 190, Bolivia
Obverse

The coat of arms 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.

REPUBLICA DE BOLIVIA
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Reverse

Large value in centre, texted value above, issue year between small branches below.

CINCUENTA CENTAVOS
50
1967

Edge

50 Centavos

KM# 190 Schön# 25
Characteristics
Material Nickel Clad Steel
Weight 4 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 1.3 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Stuttgart State Mint (F)

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