• 1 Peso Boliviano 1968, KM# 191, Bolivia, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), War Against Hunger
  • 1 Peso Boliviano 1968, KM# 191, Bolivia, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), War Against Hunger
Description

The peso boliviano, divided into 100 centavos, was the currency of Bolivia from January 1, 1963 until December 31, 1986.

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
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

Reverse

Denomination above branches. Date of the World Food Day (16th October), and the slogan "War Against Hunger"

World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on 16 October in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945

"$b." is the currency symbol for the peso boliviano.

UN PESO BOLIVIANO
$b. 1.-
16-10-68
GUERRA CONTRA EL HAMBRE

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Nickel Clad Steel
Weight 6 g
Diameter 27 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Stuttgart State Mint (F)

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