• 5 Pesos Bolivianos 1976-1980, KM# 197, Bolivia
  • 5 Pesos Bolivianos 1976-1980, KM# 197, Bolivia
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
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Reverse

Denomination above branches. Date below.

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

CINCO PESOS BOLIVIANOS
$b. 5.-
1978

Edge

5 Pesos Bolivianos

KM# 197 Schön# 31
Characteristics
Material Nickel Clad Steel
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 30 mm
Thickness 1.82 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Vereinigte Deutsche Metallwerke (VDM)

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