10 Centavos

10 Centavos -  obverse10 Centavos -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Bolivia
Period Republic (1825-2009)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1893-1919
Value 10 Centavos (0.10)
Currency First boliviano (1864-1963)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 5 g
Diameter 25.15 mm
Thickness 1.3 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Variable alignment ↺
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 9191
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 174,
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.
Schön# 6
Gerhard Schön; 2018. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (46. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Bolivian coat of arms within a beaded oval: the sun over two mountains (Cerro Rico and Cerro Menor in Potosi), a chapel, a palm tree, a wheat sheaf and a lama. Nine stars below which symbolize the nine departments.

Script: Latin

Lettering: REPUBLICA DE BOLIVIA

Translation: Republic of Bolivia

Reverse

Caduceus (a staff entwined by two serpents, surmounted by wings) above olive sprays divides denomination in numbers and symbol, denomination in letters on top, date between privy marks below.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
DIEZ CENTAVOS
10 C
1908

Translation:
Ten cents
10 c
1908

Edge

Smooth

Mints

Heaton's Mint, Birmingham, United Kingdom (1850-1889)
Fasces Paris, France (864-date)
Torch Paris, France (864-date)

Comments

KM# 174.1: Heaton Mint, without privy marks.
KM# 174.2: Paris Mint, cornucopia and fasces flank date.
KM# 174.3: Paris Mint, cornucopia and torch flank date.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1893  1 250 000 9% KM#174.1, medal alignment
1895  1 000 000 7% KM#174.2
1897  2 250 000 $ 2.73 $ 2.73 13% KM#174.3
1899  3 000 000 $ 0.96 13% KM#174.1
1901  1.2% KM#174.3
1902  8 500 000 $ 1.29 $ 1.71 $ 2.25 29% KM#174.3
1907  4 000 000 $ 1.66 $ 1.66 $ 4.26 17% KM#174.3, overdate 1907/2 exists
1908  6 000 000 $ 0.96 $ 1.92 25% KM#174.3
1909  8 000 000 $ 1.76 $ 2.88 29% KM#174.3
1918  1 335 000 $ 1.82 15% KM#174.1, medal alignment
1919  6 165 000 $ 1.27 $ 1.62 $ 2.23 19% KM#174.1, medal alignment

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Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 10 CentavosPicture 1 of a sold 10 Centavos
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232222
Lot 61462
Internet Archive
May 26, 2022 1908 – KM#174.3 UNC
(NGC MS66)
USD 85.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 10 CentavosPicture 1 of a sold 10 Centavos
Heritage Auctions
A Special Selection of World Coins Monthly Internet Auction 271912
Lot 36063
Internet Archive
Mar 24, 2019 1909 – KM#174.3 UNC
(NGC MS66)
USD 55.00
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