Many of Bolivia's Finest Specimen & Proof Banknotes


Bolivia has some of the most beautiful banknotes, with intricate vignettes and vivid colors.  The country is also one of the few that has outstanding vignettes on the back side of its banknotes; many of these are shown below.  The early notes were issued by 10 bancos (Agricola, Boliviano, Bolivia y Londres, Comercia, Francisco Argandona, Industrial de la Paz, Industrial, Mercantil, Nacional de Bolivia, and Potosi).  Beginning in 1902, the Republic began issuing banknotes, with Banco Central de Bolivia beginning issuances in the late 1920s.


A high percentage of the early Bolivian notes graded by PMG are specimens and proofs, and many have only a single graded example showing up in the population report.  The specimen notes were generally stamped with Specimen, Muestra, Muestra Sin Valor, and/or ESpecimen, and each specimen had a serial number comprised of all zeros.


Below you will find scans of many trophy-quality banknotes from Bolivia.  To view the banknotes from Bolivia that we presently have for sale, please click on the link displayed in the box below.


Items on our want list include high-grade specimen, proof, and issued world banknotes.  It would be a plus if the notes are certified by PMG.


The banknotes from Bolivia that we offer for sale are HERE.


If you wish to purchase one or more items, please send us an email (  We will confirm the sale and ship upon clearance of your payment.  We accept checks, money orders, and PayPal®, but we are not equipped to accept credit cards other than through PayPal®.


Each item includes all shipping fees to U.S. destinations.  Foreign sales must be shipped by FedEx or other service that includes shipment tracking, and such cost is to be borne by the foreign buyer.  Foreign buyers are also responsible for any customs duties or other charges added by the destination.




Examples of Trophy-Grade World Banknotes - Bolivia

(The notes below are not for sale; follow the link in to box above to view the notes from Bolivia that we offer for sale.)





























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