Venezuela 1954 1 bolivar
The name 'Republica de Venezuela' replaced 'Estados Unidos de Venezuela' on all coinage from 1953. Bolivar fractionals and multiples continued to be silver until 1964, at which point they became nickel in composition.
Shown is a 1954 one bolivar, composition silver, minted in Philadelphia. The obverse features the portait of Simon Bolivar, recognized as liberator of the Venezuelans from rule by the Spanish. The portrait was designed by Albert Barré in Paris. The reverse features the coat of arms, denomination, and date.
Recorded mintage: 13,500,000.
Specifications: 5.0 g, 0.835 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM Y37.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.