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1 Bolívar

Features

Country Venezuela
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1960-1965
Value 1 Bolívar (1 VEB)
Currency Bolívar (1879-2007)
Composition Silver (.835)
Weight 5 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 12-31-2011
References Y# 37a
Modern World Coins & Current Coins of the World
by Richard S. Yeoman
(Whitman Publishing)

Obverse

Coat of arms with legend at top. Value, date, weight and fineness at bottom.

Lettering:
★REPÚBLICA DE VENEZUELA★
UN BOLÍVAR ★ 1960 ★ GR.5 LEI.835

Translation:
Venezuela Republic
One Bolivar 1960 5 grams 0.835

Reverse

Bust left flanked with legend. Engraver's name and privy marks at base.

Lettering:
BOLÍVAR LIBERTADOR
BARRE

Translation: Bolivar Liberator

Engraver: Désiré-Albert Barre

Albert Désiré Barre, was a French engraver, medalist, and the 18th Chief Engraver of the Paris Mint from 27 February 1855 to his death. He was the son of Jacques-Jean Barre who preceded him as the Chief Engraver. His brother Jean-Auguste Barre, a French sculptor and medalist, succeeded him as Chief Engraver after his death.

Edge

Milled

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1960  9% Monnaie de Paris; thick letters
1960  30,000,000 2.73 2.73 3.79 3.93 4.32 71% Monnaie de Paris; thin letters
1965  20,000,000 3.72 3.70 3.70 4.37 41% Monnaie de Paris

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