Obverse

The coat of arms of Bolivia surrounded by the country name and a star below.

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.

2008 has a different coat of arms.

REPUBLICA DE BOLIVIA
BOLIVIA
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆
- ⋆ -

Reverse

Denomination surrounded by the country official motto "Unity is Strength", date below.

LA UNION ES LA FUERZA
50
CENTAVOS
• 1997 •

Edge

50 Centavos

KM# 204 Schön# 38
Characteristics
Material Stainless Steel
Weight 3.8 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 1.24 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mints
Casa de Moneda de Chile (So)
Hamburg Mint (J)
Royal Canadian Mint (RCM)
Royal Spanish Mint (FNMT-RCM)
Stuttgart State Mint (F)

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