10 Centavos Type 1 lettering "LA UNION HACE LA FUERZA"

Features

Issuer Bolivia
Period Republic (1825-2009)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1871
Value 10 Centavos (0.10)
Currency First boliviano (1864-1963)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 2.3 g
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 186840
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 153.2
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Bolivian arms, country name as curved legend on sides, 11 5-pointed stars below

Lettering: REPUBLICA DE BOLIVIA

Translation: Republic of Bolivia

Reverse

Face value, weight and fineness into a owl wreath, assayer's initials, motto and mintmark as curved legend near edge on sides and top, date below

Lettering:
LA UNION HACE LA FUERZA
DIEZ
CENT.
9 DS. FINO
E.R 1871 PTS

Translation:
The union makes the strength
ten
cents.
9 tenths fineness (0.900)
E.R. (assayer initials) 1871 PTS (mintmark)

Edge

Reeded

Mint

PTS Potosi, Bolivia (1572-1953)

Comments

This coin page was split in 3, cause of variations are enough to consider them as different coins:
KM# 153.1 weighs 2.5 g, and KM# 153.2 and .3 are 2.3g only; on the 1st weight is showing in the coin, but not on the others, also KM# 153.3 has 9 stars on obverse instead of 11, and the motto changed from "LA UNION HACE LA FUERA" to " LA UNION ES LA FUERZA"; assayer's initial and mintmark switched positions.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1871 ER Inscription with dot below

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