Real Venezuelan Money - 2 Bolivars (1924)

Two days ago I showed you guys a 2 bolivar silver piece from 1960. Today, continuing in the same spirit I have another silver coin from Venezuela, again 2 bolivares, although this time a bit older!

This one is from 1924, when Venezuela was still known as the United States of Venezuela

The United States of Venezuela (Spanish: Estados Unidos de Venezuela) was the official name of Venezuela, adopted in its 1864 constitution under the Juan Crisóstomo Falcón government. This remained the official name until 1953, when the constitution of that year renamed it the Republic of Venezuela. In 1999 under newly elected president Hugo Chavez and his modification to the Constitution, Venezuela's official name became the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela source and more info

United States of Venezuela?! Well that's something new for me!

Here's the coin:

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As you can see in the pics below, the coin is pretty much the same as the 1960 2 bolivar I posted two days ago:

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So, once again, we have Mr.Simón Bolívar on the front and on the other side, the Venezuelan Coat of arms, the value, the date and the weight and fineness in silver of the coin! Even the edge is the same:

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Likewise, wd have a 10g coin, made of 0.835 and 0.165 copper.

Essentially, the only difference these two coins have is that they were minted under a different constitution.

Before acquiring these two I knew very little about the country prior to the election of Hugo Chavez, and that's one reason why I love collecting these little silver treasures. It's a great opportunity to learn more about stuff I would normally never bother with :)

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There is not much difference between the two coin though

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The official name of the country had changed, which is why the coin was re-minted. It's similar to when a country has a new head of state (or, in the case of Queen Elizabeth II, an updated official portrait). It happens all the time.

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I love how beautiful the look of the coin is especially the back of the coin

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Yes. I'm pulling for the Venezuelan People. Yes, that Silver Coin, almost 100 years old, was and is real money. Cool to look at, too. Thanks for the reminder, of how fast, things can change, @trumpman.

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This one is from 1924, when Venezuela was still known as the United States of Venezuela

There was a time like that? Wow

As you can see in the pics below, the coin is pretty much the same as the 1960 2 bolivar I posted two days ago:

First thing that came to my mind when I saw the picture but why does it have to b the same tho???

It's a great opportunity to learn more about stuff I would normally never bother with

Now I see the interesting thing in collecting previous metals asides it's monetary value..

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Almost a quarter ounce of silver, may get yourself and a friend a nice chicken dinner in Caracas.

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I used to collect coins, and I have a few silver Venezuelan coins, I think they are 1 Bolivar though, and all of them are from the 1950's.

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United States of Venezuela?! Well that's something new for me!

Take a look at coins from Mexico-- current and demonetized--and it's very similar (Estados Unidos de Mexico/United States of Mexico). Lots of nations comprised of states follow a similar naming convention with their official names, especially in Latin America.

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Yeah, this may be common knowledge for some but for a European like me it's pretty much unknown facts!

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It's as much of a revelation to people in The Americas, too. We're so used to thinking of countries by their common names that we're thrown for a look when we discover their official names. We may not always be looking at an almanac or encyclopedia, but chances are people like us would be looking at the obverse and reverse text of coinage just out of habit.

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That's a pretty cool find.. especially after just posting the 1960 one... but seriously what's up with Simon's hair..

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The Silver coin is nice. Venezuelan coins are great for collecting, can be used also as real money !

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NGL, Looks pretty Good ~ design on front simple and clean while I think on back it is more like giving traditional vibes.

Tho I wonder how much value of 1 Bolivar coin was back in 1924 as compared to now.

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These 1924 coins are pretty messed up, even older ones look way too better than it in similar value.
This one will make a nice fire ant colony in silver. 🤣

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Lmao 😂 . Never, I love ants 😍

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The old one looks so good with the black

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Yes it has aged really well!

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I picked up a new coin today it's got a similar type of look to it but I think it's french I'll get around to sharing it eventually.

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good thing you're into coins otherwise you would be an even bigger ignoramus :P

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I would have expected more kids by now :P

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the dude looks young and powerful.

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