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2 Bolivianos 1989, Bolivia

in Krause book Number: 202b
Years of issue: 1989
Signatures: Presidente a.i. B.C.B: Jacques Trigo Loubiere, Gerente General a.i. B.C.B: Ricardo Rojas M.
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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Portrait of Simon Bolivar.

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.


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Don Antonio Vaca Dies

Don Antonio Vaca Dies (May 4, 1849, Trinidad, Bolivia - July 9, 1897, Cobija, Bolivia), who did not live to the age of 50, led a busy and fruitful life. He was academically trained as a doctor, a profession in which he excelled in his practice and research of various diseases.

One of the great passions of Vaca Diez was journalism, which occupied most of his free time. He allowed himself to be seduced by politics, in which he quickly passed, but left a deep impression. Responding to the call of the earth, he defended the Amazon region, the area he loved deeply. He explored the earth and put his wealth in the service of man. In addition, according to his biography, he was a good husband and father.

Don Antonio Vaca Diez was a man with a very clear vision of the country; a country that consists of highlands and plains; a country that needs to look into the Pacific and the Atlantic. He shows this with his bogus articles and notes, as well as his performances as a researcher and industrialist. For example, in Gaceta del Norte, he wrote: “With the advent of roads, a competition for trade will begin, establishing healthy exchange practices and offering jobs. On the other hand, returning to the North-West region, you need to take possession of the territories that belong to us as due to our inertia we will lose them, like many others, in the near future. These territories are vast and rich and now replenish the incomes of the “neighbor.” It is necessary to occupy these territories in order to establish ports in order to consolidate our borders with Brazil ...".

The figure of Antonio Vaca Diez categorically denies the stereotype that was built for the man of the plains. Vaca Diez is not only a doctor who treats patients, but also takes care of scientific research: it is not only a politician who limits himself to performing his duties as a legislator, but also a person who goes much further by proposing laws that benefit the regions and the country ; he is also not a simple journalist, but also a founder of newspapers and a literary man of a “flexible and elegant pen”; and, finally, it is not a simple researcher who goes in search of adventure in search of personal gain, but a researcher acting as a real anthropologist, which gives him the opportunity to better see and understand other cultures. Waka Sharp is a prime example of an entrepreneur with a universal vision that seeks for the common good. ( .span)


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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Paseo Turístico Junín

The Junín hiking trail in the Bolivian Amazon - Cobija city, Pando Department - the city, where Don Antonio Vaca Diez died.

From Puerto Bahia, on the banks of the Acre River (Rio Acre), in 1907 a path was opened and a ladder was built to reach the upper part of the city, where the city of Cobija was expanded.

In 1925, the trail was given the name "Columned", because the National Government built a column, of Greek type, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Bolivia. Today, the place that leads to the Friendship Bridge on the Acre River is called the "Junín" path, with its beautiful staircase, which ends with a point of a beautiful view of the Acre River. ( .span)

Denominations in numerals are in all corners, in words - at the bottom.