Bolivia 2001 boliviano
The specimen shown is a type struck for Bolivia in 1987-97, 2001, 2004 and 2008. 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.
Recorded mintage: unknown but not rare.
Specification: 5 g, stainless steel, 27 mm diameter, plain edge.
Catalog reference: KM 205.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date, 11th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016..