Coins from Bolivia

Bolivia is placed in middle of South America, and is one of the two countries that have no access to open sea, same as Paraguay, except Paraguay has agreements with Argentina and Uruguay to use Paraguay and Paraná rivers as their way to sea. It shares with Peru Titicaca lake, the world’s highest lake, and has 2 capital cities: Sucre as Judicial, and La Paz as political. On 1879, during the “Pacific War”, Bolivia lost to Chile the Litoral province and their access to open sea. This is the reason many Bolivian coins bear 11 stars, as they count the current 10 departments, plus the Litoral as owned by them. On 2017 a serie of 4 coins with face value 2 Bolivianos was issued, with themes related to their claims of rights to have access to sea. At Bolivia is mainly spoken Spanish, but with a strong presence of several aboriginal populations, like Guaraní, Aymará, Quechua and others, there are recognized 37 official languages. For this reason, in 2009, official name of country was changed to “Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia” (“Pluri-National State of Bolivia”), to recon native groups as nations. On colonial times, at Potosí was discovered the silver mines of the Cerro Rico, the biggest silver source of America, and possibly of the world. For this reason the main Spanish colonial minthouse was Potosi, with a huge production of coins, and bars to provide other American minthouses, and also to send to Spain. Political history of Bolivia has been very conflictive, being calmer from end of 20th century. Country has an active economic development, leading the Latin American countries on this area, from start of current century.
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Standard circulation coins

Available for swap 5 Bolivianos
2017

Bimetallic: aluminium-bronze centre in stainless steel ring • 5.1 g • ⌀ 23 mm
N# 112318
⅛ Melgarejo (Bee hive)
1865

Silver (.666) • 2.6 g • ⌀ 18 mm
N# 334031

Circulating commemorative coins

20 Centavos (President H. Daza)
(1879)

Circulating commemorative coin: President Daza
Silver (.900) • 4.6 g • ⌀ 23 mm
KM# 166, N# 61766
Available for swap 2 Bolivianos (Colorados de Bolivia)
2017

Circulating commemorative coin: Territorial claims of Bolivia to Chile – Colorados de Bolivia
Stainless steel • 6.4 g • ⌀ 29 mm
KM# 220, N# 107784
Available for swap 2 Bolivianos (Genoveva Ríos)
2017

Circulating commemorative coin: Territorial claims of Bolivia to Chile – Genoveva Ríos
Stainless steel • 6.4 g • ⌀ 29 mm
KM# 221, N# 107783
Available for swap 2 Bolivianos (Eduardo Abaroa)
2017

Circulating commemorative coin: Territorial claims of Bolivia to Chile – Eduardo Abaroa
Stainless steel • 6.4 g • ⌀ 29 mm
KM# 222, N# 130203
Available for swap 2 Bolivianos (Puerto de Cobija)
2017

Circulating commemorative coin: Territorial claims of Bolivia to Chile – Puerto de Cobija
Stainless steel • 6.4 g • ⌀ 29 mm
KM# 223, N# 130204

Non-circulating coins

Available for swap 1 Peso Boliviano (FAO)
1968

Non-circulating coin: FAO Series – FAO - War against hunger
Nickel clad steel (95% Steel, 5% Nickel) • 6.0 g • ⌀ 27 mm
KM# 191, Schön# 27, Y# 99, N# 3227
Available for swap 100 Pesos Bolivianos (Independence)
(1975)

Non-circulating coin: 150th Anniversary of Independence
Silver (.933) • 10 g • ⌀ 25.85 mm
KM# 194, Schön# 28, N# 30857
Available for swap 200 Pesos Bolivianos (Year of the Child)
1979

Non-circulating coin: International Year of the Child
Silver (.925) • 23.33 g • ⌀ 38.61 mm
KM# 198, Schön# 32, N# 38578

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