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20 Bolivianos 2017, Bolivia

in Krause book Number: 234
Years of issue: 02.2017
Signatures: Presidente a.i. B.C.B: Marcelo Zabalaga Estrada, Gerente General a.i. B.C.B: Carlos Alberto Colodro Lopez
Serie: 1986 Issue
Specimen of: 28.11.1986
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 140 x 69
Printer: Francois-Charles Oberthur Fiduciaire SA, Colombes

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20 Bolivianos 2017



map watermark

Denomination 20, portrait of Pantaleón Dalence Jiménez, Bolivian map with marked space for city of Tarija.


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Pantaleón Dalence Jiménez

Pantaleón Dalence Jiménez (July 27, 1815-1892) was a Bolivian jurist, considered as the "Father of Bolivian Justice".

Pantaleón Dalence Jiménez was born on July 27, 1815 in the city of Oruro (Bolivia). He received his law degree in 1836. He studied primary and secondary school in Oruro. He completed his studies under the direction of his father, who played a role in the Superior Court of Justice of that district. He received the title of lawyer in 1836. He was President of the Supreme Court of Bolivia in the periods from 1871 to 1889 in various periods. He was a disciple of Simón Rodríguez, teacher of the Liberator Simón Bolívar. He died in 1892. His greatest contribution to Bolivian law was to have delimited the powers of the three state powers and to have been a "jealous guardian" of the Constitution.

His image appears on 20 Bolivian bills. A province of Oruro and the best educational center the girls school that bears his name remember his memory.


The coat of arms of Bolivia is at the bottom.

The coat of arms of Bolivia has a central cartouche surrounded by Bolivian flags, muskets, laurel branches, and has an Andean condor on top.

The central cartouche has a border with ten stars in the bottom, which symbolize the nine Departamentos and the former province Litoral that was taken over by Chile in 1879, and the name of Bolivia in the top section. Within the border the silver mountain Potosí - recognized by a mine entrance — is depicted, with Inti in form of a sun rising above it, and with an alpaca standing next to a palm tree and some wheat. The alpaca stands on a plain that contrasts with the mountain. The mountain and its contrast with the plains are indicative of the geography of Bolivia. The llama is the national animal, related to the alpaca and the items next to it are symbolic of the resources of the nation.

Around the shield there are three Bolivian flags on each side. Behind these are two pairs of crossed rifles that symbolize the struggle for independence. Next to the muskets there are an axe and a red Phrygian hood, which is the symbol of liberty and freedom. The laurel branches are symbolic of peace, and the condor perched upon the shield is symbolic of a willingness to defend the nation and its liberty.

In some depictions of these coat of arms, the two pairs of muskets are replaced by two cannons. Other depictions also have more realistic symbols in the shield.

Denominations in numerals are in three corners. In words centered.


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Casa Dorada

Perhaps the most interesting building in the city of Tarija is Casa Dorada. The couple - Moisés Navajas Ichazo and Esperanza Morales Serrano, made a fortune in the trade of European goods, began to build this house in 1878 and finished it in 1903. Italian architects were invited, some of the materials were delivered from Europe. On the first floor there were shops with transatlantic goods, the rest of the space were inhabited by two people with a servant. The house had a "certified" private church, with the right to conduct rituals.

The spouses did not have children, after their death, through a number of court proceedings, the house was transferred to the property of distant relatives. At the end of the XX century, the building, due to improper care, was nationalized and restored. Now it houses the "House of Culture of Tarija". There are exhibitions, concerts, etc. On the top floor there is a museum with original furniture and interiors.

Denominations in numerals are repeated 3 times, in words - at the bottom.