Bolivia 1997 10 centavos KM-202a
The specimen shown is a type struck for Bolivia in 1997. It was part of a short-lived currency reform. In 1965 the boliviano, which had not been struck since 1951, was dropped in favor of the peso boliviano, which lasted until 1979. In 1987 the boliviano was resumed, with 1 boliviano = 1,000,000 pesos boliviano. Much of South America went through the same hyperinflationary stress as Bolivia, exacerbated by incompetent military rule. A stainless steel ten centavos (KM 202) was struck 1987-97, to be superseded by this type.
Recorded mintage: unknown but not rare.
Specification: 1.85 g, copper plated steel, 19 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 202a.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.