Venezuela 1960 50 centimos
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 were converted to nickel.
Shown is a 1960 fifty centimos, minted in Paris. 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 Barre in Paris. The reverse features the coat of arms, denomination, and date.
Recorded mintage: 20,000,000.
Specifications: 2.50 g, 0.835 fine silver, 0.1671 ASW.
Catalog reference: Y 36a.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.