5 Centavos with hole

Features

Issuer Bolivia
Period Republic (1825-2009)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1883
Value 5 Centavos (0.05)
Currency First boliviano (1864-1963)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 2.40 g
Diameter 17.8 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape Round with a round hole
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 74358
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 169.2
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Crossed flags and weapons behind condor-topped oval arms, nine stars below, hole at center

Script: Latin

Lettering: REPUBLICA BOLIVIANA

Translation: Bolivian Republic

Reverse

Denomination and hole at center of wreath

Script: Latin

Lettering:
LA UNION ES LA FUERZA
5
CENTAVOS
1883

Translation: Unity is strength

Comments

Due to similar weight, diameter and design the coins were easily confused with the silver 10 Centavos (http://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces4316.html). So the coins were holed and put in circulation again.

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