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100 Bolivianos 1982, Bolivia

in Krause book Number: 164a
Years of issue: 1982
Signatures: Gerente: Sr. Milton Paz Cordozo, Presidente: Sr. Luis Vizcarra Cruz
Serie: 1962 Issue
Specimen of: 13.07.1962
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 155 x 67
Printer: TDLR (Thomas de la Rue & Company), London

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100 Bolivianos 1982




100 Bolivianos 1982

Simon Bolivar

The engraving on banknote is made after this portrait of Simon Bolivar.

On the right side is Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Palacios Ponte y Blanco (24 July 1783 - 17 December 1830), commonly known as Simon Bolivar, was a Venezuelan military and political leader. Bolívar played a key role in Latin America's successful struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire, and is today considered one of the most influential politicians in the history of the Americas.

Following the triumph over the Spanish monarchy, Bolívar participated in the foundation of the first union of independent nations in Hispanic-America, a republic, now known as Gran Colombia, of which he was president from 1819 to 1830. Bolívar is regarded as a hero, visionary, revolutionary, and liberator in Hispanic-America.

During his lifetime, he led Venezuela, Colombia (including Panama at the time), Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia to independence from the Spanish Empire. Admirers claim that he helped lay the foundations for democracy in much of Latin America.


The coat of arms of Bolivia is on left side.

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.


100 Bolivianos 1982

Declaration of Independence Declaration of Independence

Scene of the proclamation of independence of Bolivia.

The deliberating Assembly convened anew in Chuquisaca on 9 July 1825. It concluded with the determination of the complete independence of Upper Peru, in the form of a republic, for the sovereignty of its children. Finally, the president of the Assembly - José Mariano Serrano - and a commission wrote the "Act of Independence", which bears the date 6 August 1825 in honor of the Battle of Junín won by Bolívar in Peru, whose introduction states as follows:

"The world knows that Upper Peru has been on the American continent, the altar on which was spilled the first blood of the free and the land where the last of the tyrants lays. Today, the Upper Peruvian departments, united, protest in the face of the whole Earth its irrevocable resolution to be governed by themselves."

Independence was declared by 7 representatives from Charcas, 14 from Potosí, 12 from La Paz, 13 from Cochabamba, and 2 from Santa Cruz.

Present and signed, among others, Simon Bolivar and his closest associate, also Venezuelan, General Antonio Sucre. The post of president was offered to Bolivar. His own name was proposed to name a new country - Bolivia. Bolivar thanked those present for the high honor they had given him, he did not object to the name of the country, but refused the post of the president, because he still hoped for more - to become president of all the presidents. The post of president of the new country Bolivar offered to give Antonio Sucre, which was confirmed by all gathered.

Denominations in numerals are on left and right sides. In words - at the bottom.