⅕ Boliviano

Features

Issuer Bolivia
Period Republic (1825-2009)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1864-1866
Value ⅕ Boliviano (0.2)
Currency First boliviano (1864-1963)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 5 g
Diameter 24.75 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 74609
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 151
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

Coat of Arms, nine stars below representing the nine Departamentos

Lettering: REPUBLICA BOLIVIANA

Translation: Bolivian Republic

Reverse

Denomination, date

Lettering:
LA UNION ES LA FUERZA
1/5
BOLIVIANO
100. G.s
9. D.s FINO
PTS FP
1864

Translation: Unity is strength

Edge

Reeded

Mint

PTS Potosi, Bolivia (1572-1953)

Comments

KM# 151.1: Widely spaced stars (like on the picture)
KM# 151.2 Smaller, closely spaced stars


Variant: KM# 151.1, Error: 9. (D/I).s FINO
Image courtesy of Newtony

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1864 PTS FP 68% KM# 151.1
1864 PTS FP 12% KM# 151.1, Error: 9. (D/I).s FINO (see image on Comments section)
1864 PTS FP 24% KM# 151.2
1865 PTS FP 12% KM# 151.2
1866 PTS FP 16% KM# 151.2

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Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold ⅕ Boliviano
Katz
Auction 61
Lot 705
Internet Archive
Jun 7, 2022 Undetermined VF USD 11.48
(EUR 11.00)
(+ buyer's premium)

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